New York Times: Corruption and the Rule of Law in Myanmar

Thomas Fuller of the New York Times has reported ongoing corruption in Myanmar’s judiciary. I am quoted in the article referring to the impact this has on investment in Myanmar as follows: “Foreign companies are afraid of the courts,” said Daniel Aguirre, an adviser in Myanmar for the International Commission of Jurists, a legal activist group. “To get economic activity going, you need to have a judicial system that functions.”

The full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/asia/myanmars-opening-up-hasnt-loosened-graft-in-courts.html?_r=0

Lawyers say bribes are required at nearly every step of the judicial process in Myanmar. Above, the High Court in Yangon. CreditTomas Munita for The New York Times Above, the High Court in Yangon. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times

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