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Anti-Corruption Forum: Enhance Accountability To Prevent Corruption

6 December 2018

The Anti-Corruption Commission hold a forum named “Enhance Accountability To Prevent Corruption” in Yangon on Thursday.

The forum was conducted in collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the integrity and accountability in the Public Governance.

It is also to celebrate the International Anti-Corruption Day which will take place on 9th December. This year is the15th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

The forum was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and officials. After the opening remarks by the Commission Chairman, the forum continued with the talks of renowned persons.

Commissioner, Anti-Corruption Commission, Han Nyunt said “This is not an easy job. Corruptions in Myanmar take root as a systematic corruption. A systematic corruption is a decease which has been taken root for so long that it’s got rotten. So, to get rid of this decease, we must put much effort in curing it. It’s not the easy job. We need to put an end to it with the rules and regulations related to corruptions.”

The forum included the Panel discussion to boost up the accountability in preventing corruption.

Vice Chairman, Myanmar Investment Commission, Dr. Aung Tun Thet said “I want Yangon to be stated as a Corruption-free City. Whenever there is a briber, there will be a receiver. And vice-versa. To end this cycle, we have to assure there is neither briber nor acceptor. Though, it’s easier said than done.”

Director General, Directorate of Investment and Company, Aung Naing Oo said “I’m going to share the procedures that other country has been doing to eradicate or to reduce the corruption. Corruption isn’t good for anyone, for government, for businessmen and for society itself. That’s why the forum like this one, which is led by Anti-Corruption Commission, is very effective.”

The forum brought together the official from different departments to work together in fight against corruption.