NLD to Move Against Corrupt, Underperforming Govt Officials

By Zarni Mann 3 July 2017

MANDALAY — The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party will take action against underperforming, corrupt, or misbehaving government officials, party spokesperson U Win Htein said on Sunday.

“Officials failing to do their public service will initially receive a warning, informing them that the party will observe their work for one year,” he said, adding that if requirements were not met within a year they would be removed from their position.

“We have received complaints from almost every state and region in Myanmar,” U Win Htein said at a meeting of government officials, parliamentarians, and NLD members in Mandalay on Sunday. “We are doing this for the sake of the country and its people,” he added.

In recent years, the NLD has expelled many of its own members for disloyalty to the party or over complaints of bad behavior.

Political analyst Dr. Yan Myo Thein said a balance of cooperation between the government, parliament, and the party was required and the NLD should be careful of interfering in government matters.

He welcomed NLD’s bid to combat corruption and said action should be taken immediately but warned that “if a party attempts to control the government directly, there will be controversy.”