Four Mandalay Policemen Face Corruption Charges

By Zarni Mann 14 June 2019

MANDALAY—Four Mandalay police officers are being sued under the Anti-Corruption Law, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) announced Friday.

Chanaye Tharsan Township Police Station chief Police Lieutenant Kyaw Thu and Police Sub-Lieutenant Kyaw Naing Oo of Mandalay’s No. 3 Police Station took a combined 2.65 million kyats in bribes from two suspects in exchange for allowing them to be freed on bail, the commission said in a statement.

The statement said the two officers took bribes separately from suspects in two different cases.

“Police Lt. Kyaw Thu asked for 2.5 million kyats from a suspect charged under Article 66(c) of the Telecommunications Law in order to bail him out, while Sub-Lt. Kyaw Naing Oo asked for 150,000 kyats in another case,” the commission said.

It said the station chief also solicited 10 million kyats from the same plaintiff, promising a withdrawal of his case if the money was paid.

In a separate case, Police Major Thein Naing and Police Sub-Lieutenant Tun Tun Lin, together with Lt. Kyaw Thu, took 1 million kyats as a bribe from a youth allegedly arrested for gambling, the commission said.

The commission said a preliminary investigation has found that there are grounds for prosecution and a lawsuit has been opened against them under Article 56 of the Anti-Corruption Law.

According to a Mandalay Region police source, Sub-Lt. Kyaw Naing Oo and Sub-Lt. Tun Tun Lin are in custody, while Lt. Kyaw Thu is at large.

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