The EMG CEO and chief editor are being sued by the Rangoon regional government over an article written last week alleging backhanders and cronyism.
Burma’s new National League for Democracy government has a huge set of reform challenges waiting for it, but few could be more important and intractable than corruption.
According to the President’s Office, the company gave the 5 million kyat bribe to the assistant of an unnamed official.
Burma is the third most corrupt country in the Asia-Pacific region and the 156th most corrupt of 175 nations surveyed, says Berlin-based watchdog Transparency International.
President Thein Sein urged officials on Wednesday to eliminate the endemic corruption that plagues the country’s civic sector during the remainder of his presidential term.
Burma’s Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham addressed regional officials, politicians and civil society in MonState capital Moulmein on Sunday, impressing the urgency of exposing officials who accept bribes in order to…