THE inspection team of the Anti-Corruption Commission inspected the complaint against the former deputy minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin.
According to the inspections, former deputy minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin used K368 million fund of the Highways Department without any estimated Capital Fund in the 2019-2020FY to conserve the Monywa-Yagyi-Kalaywa road section from (85/0) milepost to Kyapin Village, which must be carried out by the maintenance fund of the Department of Rural Road Development, to grab the supports of the public while he was making efforts to compete in 2020 General Election as Pyithu Hluttaw MP of Mingin Township NLD of Sagaing Region.
In 2020-2021FY, K194.43million fund of Highways Department without any estimated Capital Fund in carrying out the operation of the Monywa-Yagyi-Kalaywa road section was used and Director-General U Aung Myint Oo (now Permanent Secretary) permitted the Union special maintenance fund.
In the 2019-2020FY, the new Kyauk Oh Bridge was constructed in Mingin Township in July 2020 without any permission of Capital Fund according to his directives. Director-General of the Bridge Department U Nay Aung Ye Myint used the K120 million fund of the department. Such doings were not in conformity with the Myanmar Financial Management Regulation paragraph 46 and 123 issued in Order No 35/2017 of the Ministry of Planning and Finance and it caused a loss to the State fund.
When former deputy minister U Kyaw Lin served his duties, he asked U Ye Min Zaw of the Building Department for K3 million with the reason for the construction of the NLD District Office in July 2020.
U Ye Min Zaw collected cash contributions from the staff of 16 task forces and gave the received K3 million to U Kyaw Lin. Such activities meant that U Kyaw Lin misused his rank and power and accepted the bribes and director-general U Ye Min Zaw supported U Kyaw Lin regarding the bribes.
When U Kyaw Lin arranged to compete as Pyithu Hluttaw MP of Mingin Township NLD of Sagaing Region in July 2020, he donated cash and rice bags to the monasteries during his tour to Mingin Township. The donated 68 rice bags were arranged by the ministry's staff according to his instructions and he did not pay the costs. Therefore, he misused his rank and power and committed bribery.
U Kyaw Lin received more than K36.3 million of cash contributions from the ministry's staff and constriction companies via his personal assistant with the reason of expenses for the election campaign of NLD in 2020 and he sued it in buying party flag, shirts, hats and pamphlets. He also took K60 million from two construction companies in July and September 2020 via his personal assistant. Such doings meant that he misused his rank and power and committed bribery.
Former minister for Industry, Electricity and Transport U Than Win of Bago Region selected a company which has a connection with former deputy minister U Kyaw Lin in inviting tender Lot. 3 to maintain Bago bypass road in 2020-2021 at more than K1,513 million without electing the one selected by the tender review committee at more than K1,481 million. The regional government cost about K32 million of government funds and it caused a loss to the State fund as he did not follow the directive of the President’s Office 1/2017.
According to the inspections, former deputy minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin and former minister for Industry, Electricity and Transport U Than Win of Bago Region were charged under the Anti-Corruption Law Section 55, while U Aung Myint Oo who served as director-general, directors-general U Ye Min Zaw and U Nay Aung Ye Myint under the Anti-Corruption Law Section 55/63 at the respective police stations yesterday.