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Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013 16:58
The Customs Department of Myanmar has charged its officials involved in illegal import of cars, the department announced.
A total of 16 officials were forced to retire after being found guilty of involving in illegally importing cars into the country.
The department will also sue the customs agents which were involved in the case, according to the announcement.
“During the fiscal year 2012-2013, two corrupted directors were fired and 33 officials were demoted ranks and moved to other departments,” Director Zaw Lin from Customs Department noted.
Earlier, criticisms by the importers against the department’s corruptions and red tape were voiced in local media and it prompted a press conference on January 26 where the senior officers made clear about the punishments it practices.
During then press conference, the officers admitted weaknesses in their management and the ten percent share they are sharing from the customs penalties.