Yangon Parliament Approves New Attorney General

By The Irrawaddy 27 September 2018

YANGON — The Yangon Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved Daw Khin Myo Kyi as the new attorney general of Yangon Region, replacing U Han Htoo, who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly taking bribes to drop a murder case.

The chief minister of Yangon nominated her on Wednesday.

Born in Mandalay Region’s Ngan Zun Township, Daw Khin Myo Kyi, 61, spent 23 years as a law officer in the region before serving as an assistant director or deputy director in the attorney general’s offices in Mandalay, Sagaing Region and Naypyitaw. She then spent two years as a director with the Union Attorney General’s Office before retiring in June.

Daw San San Myint, a member of ruling National League for Democracy’s central legal support Group, welcomed the appointment. She said the long-time advocate was incorruptible and would bring a lot of valuable experience to her new job.

U Han Htoo and five other officials including a judge, policeman and three law officers were arrested on Sept. 13 for allegedly taking bribes to drop a murder case against the accused killers of Facebook comedian Aung Yell Htwe.

On Tuesday Yangon police charged them under two articles of the Anti-Corruption Law.