APG conducted a successful visit to Myanmar from 21 – 23 August 2012 to meet with Ministers and lead agencies in order to discuss Myanmar’s APG membership and FATF ICRG issues. The APG delegation provided briefings to the Minster of Finance, the Union Home Minister, Governor of the Central Bank, Commissioner of Myanmar Police, Head of the FIU, Directors General of the Attorney General’s Office and Foreign Ministry, and representatives of other key agencies. The Myanmar FIU and the Myanmar Central Bank organised the visit.
The APG delegation included representatives from the US Department of Justice, the Japan Finance Ministry, Japan Foreign Ministry (Yangon) and the UNODC/World Bank regional AML mentor. In addition to discussing ICRG issues, there was extensive discussion of technical assistance opportunities and priorities.
Myanmar joined the APG in 2006 and was evaluated by the APG in 2008. The report of that evaluation is available on this website in the “Documents” section. Myanmar is pursuing large scale political and economic reforms, including significantly updating the legal and institutional framework to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
Photo: R to L: Governor, Central Bank of Myanmar, U Than Nyein; David Shannon, APG Secretariat; Linda Samuel, US Department of Justice; Chris Batt, UNODC/World Bank. Click on photo for larger view