Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Burmese top gov’t officials to declare assets

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:37 Mizzima News

Burma’s top leaders will be required to report their financial and property assets, according to the Burmese president's office.

The office has notified top Union and state government officials to give reports of their economic assets to the president’s office, the Venus News reported on Tuesday, according to a report by the Xinhua news agency.

Burmese President Thein Sein Photo: President's office

Government members who are required to file the reports include ministers, chief justice and judges, constitutional tribunal chairman and members, attorney-general, auditor-general, region or state chief ministers and ministers, and region or state chief justice and judges, the newspaper said.

The deadine to deliver the asset statement is Aug. 1, the office said.

The move came in response to a proposal in the Lower House by MP Win Myint on Thursday to declare movable and immovable assets of officials in the union government and region or state government in order to establish transparency and good government.

Until the presidential order, no such requirement had existed since 1962, the newspaper said.

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