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[edit]

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]

List of ACC Chairman[edit]

Chairman of ACC was appointed by the President of Myanmar.

  • Mya Win (February 2014- November 2017)
  • Aung Kyi (November 2017- current)

Landmark cases[edit]

  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • 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.[7]

References[edit]

  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. 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. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Myanmar FDA head arrested for alleged corruption".
  6. ^ "Court allows testimony of plaintiff in corruption trial". Myanmar Times.
  7. ^ "Corruption case brought against Tanintharyi CM and three others".