U.S. official says Myanmar government failed to provide access to $3 billion in aid
Posted May 02, 2018 08:11:25 Myanmar’s government has denied reports that it was the victim of a corruption probe that included the arrest of top leaders of a key opposition party and the seizure of $3.2 billion in foreign aid.
The United States and Myanmar’s U.N. mission said Monday they have seen no evidence to support such allegations.
U.S., Myanmar officials deny involvement in corruption probe The State Department, U.K. and U.A.E. foreign ministers, the U.R.I. and the U-N.
human rights office have also said they have not seen any evidence of a government investigation.
But the U,A.N., U.G. and ICTY are all accusing Myanmar of corruption, saying it has not provided the required oversight and transparency.
In a statement on Monday, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said that it had “not seen any credible evidence of widespread corruption in Myanmar, and that there is no evidence of significant financial wrongdoing by the government in general or in the Myanmar government in particular.”ICG said it had also not seen “evidence that any significant public-private sector corruption or graft has occurred at the national level in the country.”
Ahead of the summit, the group called for the U.-N.
secretary-general to meet with the Myanmar prime minister and the president of the National League for Democracy, a powerful opposition party.
“It is the U U. N. secretary general’s responsibility to ensure that the full story is told about the circumstances surrounding the corruption and alleged corruption,” the group said.
“This is an important step toward establishing accountability and accountability standards for the government.”
A statement from Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied the allegations.
“We vehemently deny these allegations and will vigorously fight these baseless accusations,” the statement said.