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Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:06
Thein Nyunt and other members of Rule of Law, Stability and Peace Committee meet vendors who were arrested for staging a protest against the removal of street vendors (Photo - Min Thant/EMG)
Members of Myanmar Parliament’s Rule of Law, Stability and Peace Committee made an impromptu visit to a number of courts in Mandalay yesterday, following tens of hundreds of complaints about judicial corruption.
"It is quite difficult to reform the judicial system, but we will try our best,” said Thein Nyunt, a committee member and a Member of Parliament of Thingangyun Township.
Thein Nyunt said that bribery and corruption hampered the trial process.
Zaw Myint Maung of the committee agreed, saying that “the current judicial system was unstable due to bribery.”
"The main purpose of our inspection is to improve the judicial system,” he added. “The three pillars of judiciary, legislation and executive should have monitoring mechanism.”
He said that the committee would later forward its findings to the speaker of the parliament.