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Myanmar's Courts and the Sounds Money Makes

Cheesman, Nicholas

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In 2007, Deputy Township Judge U Sein Lwin lost his job and went to jail. His alleged crime was to have solicited bribes so that three women would not become co-accused in a case before him. A prosecutor charged the judge under the 1948 Prevention of Corruption Act, and a court in Taunggyi promptly sentenced him to seven years in prison. The Supreme Court dismissed him from office immediately (Supreme Court 2007a). If the facts of the case were more or less as set out on paper, then,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31607
Book Title: Myanmar's Transition Openings, Obstacles and Opportunities
DOI: .1355/9789814414173-020

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