YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar media group has been scolded by the country's new government for flouting guidelines against corruption by presenting an envelope with more than $4,000 as a gift to an official.
The maximum allowable value of such gifts is 25,000 kyats ($21).
The state Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday that the president's office had announced that the media company was notified of violation when it gave 5 million kyats ($4,237) in cash to the personal assistant of an important official.
The announcement named neither party involved, saying no action would be pursued as it was the first violation and fell under a grace period.
It says the money would be given to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement for building water supply facilities.