A Mon State Hluttaw official has been demoted and transferred to another state after he was caught demanding bribes from junior-level officials, according to the department tasked with investigating the case.
The Mon State General Administrative Department began investigating the staffer after a clerk reported his behavior on July 4. The staff officer had demanded K300,000 each from five lower divisional clerks to pay homage to the Hluttaw Speaker, Deputy Speaker, and director, according to the report. The money was equivalent to about two-months salary for the clerks.Mon State Complaint and Appeal Letter Review and Assessment Committee investigated the report and found that the allegations were true. After the committee submitted its findings, the General Administrative Department disciplined the staffer on October 12 following the Civil Service Law.
“According to our investigation, he only demanded the money. He hadn’t taken the money yet so he was demoted and transferred to Kayin (Karen) State in accordance with the Civil Service Law. He was transferred on October 16. The demotion affects him greatly,” said U Soe Myint, director of the Mon State General Administrative Department.
The staff officer is now a deputy.