Union Minister Kyaw Win resigns amid corruption accusations

Writer: 
Kyi Naing

 

Union Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win has been allowed to resign of his own volition from the post, according to an order by the President Office on May 25.

After investigations regarding alleged corruption, President Win Myint allowed his resignation in accord with the provisions of Section 235 (b) of the Constitution and Section 68 (a) of the Union Government Law.

In the second week of May, the Anti-Corruption Commission started investigating Kyaw Win. Han Nyunt, leader of the information team of the Anti-Corruption Commission said the commission would officially release the information regarding the probe.

Aung Kyi, chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission on May 23 told media that the commission investigated the complaint about the involvement of Minister Kyaw Win and would send its finding report to the President.

“The commission received the complaint on May 3 and formed an investigation team on May 7. We have to investigate witnesses and documents. Our work is nearly finished. The commission is working to submit its report to the President and speakers of Union Parliament, Lower House Parliament and Upper Parliament, as quickly as possible,” Aung Kyi added.

Kyaw Win was a member of the Ruling National League for Democracy Party’s Economic Committee. He was elected as lower house MP representing Dagon Seikkan Township and then became the Union Minister for Planning and Finance.