August 19, 2016

Lawmakers challenge government to fight corruption

Pyithu Hluttaw is being convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Pyithu Hluttaw is being convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

To realize the development policies for the country, it is very important that the government fight to end corruption, which remains the country’s biggest impediment to achieving modern development, said Daw Khin Hninn Thit of the Padaung Constituency at a Pyithu Hluttaw session yesterday.
Expressing support for a motion calling on the government to take effective anti-corruption measures submitted by Dr U Than Win of North Okkalapa Constituency, the MP pointed out that corruption is the cause of many a great negative thing in the country’s economic and social sectors.
Likewise, Dr U Myint Thein of Nyaunglebin Constituency called for improving the livelihoods of service personnel and punitive actions against those who committed corrupt acts, saying that one of the reasons for corruption is the low pay of government employees.
Regarding lawmakers’ discussions on the proposal, U Mya Win, chairman of the anti-corruption commission, said it is difficult to end corruption, which has become  deeply rooted in the country’s various sectors within a short period of time.
The commission chairman stressed the need for correcting the mindset of the people, as corruption is caused by both the giver and the taker.
It is imperative to revise some provisions of the anti-corruption law, added the chairman, expressing his belief that a comprehensive approach to the fight against corruption will help the country make remarkable progress in its corruption battle within a prescribed time.
Next, the commission chairman called on the parliament to record the proposal calling for fighting corruption. The Pyithu Hluttaw unanimously approved the anti-corruption proposal.—Myanmar News Agency


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