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Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar

Anti-Corruption Commission
အဂတိလိုက်စားမှုတိုက်ဖျက်ရေးကော်မရှင်
Commission overview
Formed25 February 2014; 9 years ago (2014-02-25)
Preceding Commission
  • Anti-Bribery Commission
JurisdictionGovernment of Myanmar
HeadquartersOffice No. 56, Nay Pyi Taw
MottoRemove Corruption, Promote Prosperity
Commission executive
  • Sit Aye, Chairman
Websitewww.accm.gov.mm/acc/

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar (Burmese: အဂတိလိုက်စားမှု တိုက်ဖျက်ရေး ကော်မရှင်; abbreviated ACC) is a 15-member body responsible for investigating corruption allegations in Myanmar.[1] It was formed under the 2013 Anti-Corruption Law, which was enacted in September 2013.[1]

History

The commission was formed on 25 February 2014.[2] Initially, most of the appointed members were former high-ranking military personnel.[3] On 23 November 2017, in accordance with the Section 7 of the Anti-corruption Law, the commission was reformed with 12 commission members by President Htin Kyaw.[4]

Chairs

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (February 2023)
Chairs of the Anti-Corruption Commission
No. Name Took Office Left Office Appointer Ref
1 Mya Win 25 February 2014 22 November 2017 President Thein Sein
2 Aung Kyi 23 November 2017 1 December 2020 President Htin Kyaw [5]
3 Tin Oo 20 February 2021 18 August 2022 State Administration Council [6]
4 Than Swe 19 August 2023 31 January 2023 [7]
5 Dr Htay Aung 1 February 2023 2 August 2023 [8]
6 Sit Aye 3 August 2023 Present [9]

Landmark cases

  • The Commission filed anti-corruption cases against former Director General of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Than Htut regarding corruption in construction projects under Ministry of Health and Sports with sub-standard building quality and abusing his power in the ownership of a house and plot of land valued at over 150 million kyats.[10]
  • The Commission filed anti-corruption cases against former Yangon Region advocate general Han Htoo and five other officials regarding receiving bribes to dismiss the charges and release three men suspected of killing comedian Aung Ye Htwe in 2018.[11]
  • The Commission filed anti-corruption cases against former Chief Minister of Tanintharyi Region Lei Lei Maw regarding violation of section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law in March 2019.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Tim McLaughlin; Aung Shin (9 June 2014). "Graft scandal sinks without trace". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. ^ Ei Ei Toe Lwin (3 March 2014). "Doubts emerge over anti-graft commission". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ Naing Ko Ko (25 August 2014). "Anti-Corruption Commission needs reform". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Anti-corruption Commission reformed". President Office, Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Formation of the Commission (30/2017)". Anti Corruption Commission. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Appointment and Assignment of Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission Order No (77/2021)". Anti-Corruption Commssion. 22 February 2021. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Order (51/2022)". Anti Corruption Commission. 19 August 2022. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  8. ^ "Order (9/2023)". Anti Corruption Commission. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  9. ^ "Order 60/2023". Anti Corruption Commission. Retrieved 26 September 2023.
  10. ^ "Myanmar FDA head arrested for alleged corruption". Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Court allows testimony of plaintiff in corruption trial". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 2 September 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Corruption case brought against Tanintharyi CM and three others". Archived from the original on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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