New rules planned for government tenders

The new rules will govern tender practices for this financial year, said U Saw Hla Tun, a member of the committee. Existing rules relating to contracts awarded by ministries have not been widely followed, he said, resulting in a lack of transparency in government-led projects. In 2013 the President’s Office issued a directive with rules […]

Myanmar unveils plans to overhaul court system

YANGON: Myanmar on Wednesday (Dec 17) announced plans to reform its judicial system, a move met with scepticism by lawyers and activists long used to red tape and poor access to justice during the junta era. Courts across the country are to be modernised and committed to “integrity”, independence and the rule of law, according […]

New anti-corruption law targets crooked politicians, government officials

NAY PYI TAW—If officials in the current government are deemed to be corrupt, action can be taken against them by the next government in accordance with provisions of the new anti-corruption law, legal analysts say. The anti-corruption law was enacted by the Union Assembly parliament on August 7 this year and took effect on September […]