Lack of Funding Fueling Corruption in Forestry Sector, Senior Official Says

More than 3,200 Forestry Department staff overseen by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation have been subject to disciplinary action over the past seven years, department director U Khin Maung Win said, adding that the problem is largely a result of under-funding. They were disciplined for violations including bribery and corruption, negligence, misconduct, […]

JICA dismisses accusations of negligence

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has rejected allegations that it betrayed its own guidelines on “environmental and social considerations” in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in which it has a 10 percent equity stake. The charges were levelled by residents of the Myaing Thar Yar resettlement village, home to 68 families displaced by […]