The Anti-Corruption Law

The Anti-Corruption Law
(The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No.23,2013)
The 1st Waxing of Wagaung, 1375 M.E.
(7 August, 2013)
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hereby enacts this Law.

Chapter I
Title, Enforcement, Extent and Definitions
1. (a) This Law shall be called the Anti-Corruption Law.
(b) This Law shall come into force commencing from the day on which issued the notification by the President.
2. Any offence which enables to be taken action under this Law is committed by any person within the Union of Myanmar or by the Myanmar citizen
or by the permanent resident in Myanmar beyond the limits of the Union of Myanmar, shall be applied to this Law.
3. The following expressions contained in this Law shall have the meanings given hereunder:
(a) Bribery means the misuse of his post by the competent authority for making to act something or to avoid the lawful act or to give the legal
right to someone or to prohibit the legal right incorrectly, or giving, accepting, obtaining, attempt to obtain, proposal, promise or discussion
by any means the bribe from the relevant person for him, or any other person, or organization directly or indirectly.
(b) Bribe means accepting the consideration or appropriate value for the purpose of bribery without paying or given the currencies, properties,
presents, service fees, entertainments and includes other illegal benefits.
(c) Enrichment by bribery means the enrichment due to the increasing of currencies and properties obtained from the bribery or reducing to pay
liabilities or wrongful gain the currencies and properties from exercising the official powers and duties.
(d) Public Organization means any organ of power of legislative, executive, judicial of the Union or Region or State level or any organization
formed with public under any existing law or any public company formed under the Myanmar Company Act.
(e) Public Servant means permanent or temporary servant served in any post of the legislative, executive and judicial whether he is appointed or
elected and whether or not he is received pay, allowance and recompense or the person who works in public business including the public
department, organization, function and public servant determined under any existing law.
(f) Foreign Public Servant means the official of the legislative, executive and judicial appointed or elected by any foreign country or a person
who works in the Board, Commission, Corporation or other organization which formed to carry out a function of foreign country and the
person conferred power by the Public International Organization to serve the function on behalf of it.

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