14 May 2019
During the 2nd time, 12th regular session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, held in Nay Pyi Taw, on May 13, current condition of corruption cases in Myanmar and anti-corruption related law was discussed.
Globally, Myanmar ranked 130 positions out of 180 countries in 2017 and Myanmar stood 132 ranks out of 180 total countries in 2018.
By looking at the rank between 2017 and 2018, Myanmar’s corruption rate had become worse.
Therefore, Hluttaw representatives talked about anti-corruption system in Myanmar, how Myanmar can prevent from corruption, how to tackle the corruption cases, and what kind of law should be implemented effectively.
In 2018, there were in total of 10, 543 corruption cases reported to Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar. U Myo Win, Mon State Constituency (8) discussed that even 1% of corruption cases could not be tackled by Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar by giving the example of his own constituency.
At the following session, Lt. Col. Myint Swe (Tatmadaw) Representative of Pyithu Hluttaw further discussed and suggested that Myanmar should implement the e-government system and raise income for civil servants, so that Myanmar can prevent from corruption related cases.
Lt. Col. Myint Swe said, corruption happened due to 17% weak rule of law and 13% regular existence.
He further gave the examples of other countries such as China, Vietnam and Singapore. As of 2012, China revealed about 1.5 million corruption cases, while Singapore was in the top 10 list free from corruption in the corruption global index.
Moreover, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussed the law for Fighting against corruption and protection law for those who reports the corruption cases.