07
APR
2016

New Guidelines on Gifts to Government Officials

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In an effort to reduce corruption the new Myanmar Government issued guidelines to government officials on gifts that can be accepted.  Released on 4 April 2016, the guidelines also provide an extremely important gauge for foreign investors in an area where there has previously been very little criteria. In the guidelines, the basic principle is stated that a government officer, member of any commission or committee formed by the government or member of the public service may not accept any gift given by virtue of their official position.

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