The Irrawaddy discusses the main challenges in the ruling party’s battle against Myanmar’s entrenched culture of graft.
President approves U Kyaw Win’s departure as Anti-Corruption Commission confirms minister is under investigation
Amendments to anti-graft law approved amid reports of a high-profile corruption investigation into Planning and Finance Minister U Kyaw Win.
Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission chairman says he will soon report the findings of the investigation to the president and parliamentary speakers.
The anti-corruption commission has ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to explain a suspicious transfer of $10.6 million into his bank account.
U Kyaw Win and his son have reportedly been under investigation for corruption for nearly two weeks.
Salai Isaac Khen, the resigned minister, said that his resignation “showed accountability” for his failure to implement projects in the state.
A lawyer for Najib Razak said police seized handbags and a few other personal items from Najib's home in connection with a money laundering probe.
PM Mahathir Mohamad says he will remain in office for 1 or 2 years and that Anwar Ibrahim, the jailed reformist he had vowed would replace him, will be released on Wednesday.
The Mon National Representative Party will soon register with the UEC in order to contest the 2020 elections and “truly represent all Mon people.”
Mahathir Mohamad said there was enough evidence to investigate Najib Razak's links to the 1MDB scandal and that authorities had moved to prevent him from leaving the country.
Local news reports claim the Union planning and finance minister was under investigation. The commission would not comment on any of its 18 ongoing investigations.
U Phyo Min Thein said his government would not submit the new Yangon city project to Parliament because it was already approved during the administration of President U Thein Sein.
Ex-PM to be sworn in as prime minister today after unseating Najib
Discussions focused on promoting bilateral cooperation and China’s assistance to Myanmar in the peace process, rule of law, and security matters.