Mon 4 Feb 2013
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
The Lower House of Parliament’s Judicial Committee Chairman Thura Aung Ko said that his office has been unable to keep up with the deluge of letters of complaint sent to it by members of the public.Speaking at a legal forum held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry office on February 2, he added that although his staff were unable to handle the volume of public complaints properly and effectively, they had reviewed and looked into about 1,000 complaints to date.
He said his office had received about 3,000 letters of complaint, many of which they had forwarded to other parliamentary affairs committees for review.
According to deliberations at the forum, most of these complaints would appear to involve bribery and corruption, as well as the allegations of graft at the Ministry of Telecommunications.
Thura Aung Ko added that his office was working on letters of complaint in cooperation with the Rule of Law Committee headed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.