Myanmar to hold symposium on anti-corruption

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-28 10:30:31|Editor: Lifang
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YANGON, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will hold a symposium on anti-corruption in Yangon on Jan. 22-23, 2018, under the theme of "Promoting integrity to Counter Corruption," Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.

The symposium is jointly organized by the Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC).

The anti-corruption commission has drawn up a strategic work plan for 2018 to fight corruption.

According to a statement released Wednesday, the anti-corruption commission has received 4,516 complaint letters from across the country since the opening of its office on Nov. 30. The letters complained about department action, management and administration error, land management, judiciary cases, land acquisition, abuse, bribery and wilful misconduct.

Myanmar is a member country to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and South East Asia Parties against Corruption (SEA-PAC).

Moreover, Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand and Vietnam to fight against corruption.

Myanmar's Anti-Corruption Law took effect in September 2013 and the Anti-Corruption Commission was formed in 2014 but was reformed in November 2017.