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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Challenges Await as Burma is Vetted for EU Timber Trading Partnership

Hoping to overcome doubts over the legality of exported timber in the European market, the Burmese government is attempting to become a trading partner within the European Union’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (EU-FLEGT), a process which could take five to ten years.
An interim taskforce—a collaborative effort between representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the private timber sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) advocating for legal timber production—has been dealing with the issue since January 2015.
If Burma becomes the member country in the EU-FLEGT, “problems and misunderstandings could be overcome,” said U Aye Cho Thaung, the deputy general manager of the Myanmar Timber Enterprise, referring to last week’s Swedish court ruling that exported teak from Burma was harvested illegally.
FLEGT members have to ensure that they are following the Volunteer Partnership Agreement (VPA) process in combating illegal logging during the production and processing of timber, and also adhering to effective forest governance. Member benefits include direct export to the EU market. There are 28 member countries that have signed the VPA, including—in Southeast Asia—Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Membership would be “proof” that Burma’s timber business is changing and adhering to international standards, and that shift “would improve the image of the State,” in addition to reaping economic benefits, said U Barber Cho, who was a consultant with the Myanmar Forest Certificate Committee (MFCC). He added that Burma’s timber trade with EU companies stands at less than US$100 million.
Becoming a VPA member country of the EU-FLEGT is not an easy process. Environmentalist and director of EcoDev U Win Myo Thu explained that it requires transparency on the part of the government. In the meantime, EcoDev has initiated awareness raising activities about the FLEGT within civil society.
“The government needs to prove to the European Union that timber production is legal, as well as provide open access for CSOs and third party organizations to check whether timber products have been legally harvested and [that the process] is not violating the human rights of the local population,” U Win Myo told The Irrawaddy.
Ethnic minority communities in remote regions in particular have faced rights abuses related to logging and the production of timber. A half-century of civil war and military rule, which gave way to widespread land confiscation and timber harvest in the name of agricultural cultivation, have contributed to the vulnerability of these populations throughout Burma.
In verifying the legality of timber extraction and in ensuring the state’s standing in the international community, U Win Myo Thu said the government “should willingly accept the role of CSOs” in counter-checking, which previous governments did not allow.
If the respective authorities are unwilling to make changes recommended by third parties, the process for recognition as an FLEGT member could take more than a decade, he added.
Forested areas across the country are not all under the control of the central government, as many are located in regions home to Burma’s many ethnic nationality groups, including those in the northern part of the country where fighting has been ongoing between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
On Nov. 20, a joint offensive against the Burma Army by the KIA, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Arakan Army—calling themselves the Northern Alliance—raised questions about the direction in which peace talks will continue. U Barber Cho said that becoming a member state in the EU-FLEGT is of “parallel importance” to the current peace process and upcoming political dialogue.
“If we do not have a firm political dialogue framework which guarantees shared interests concerning natural resources, this effort [to be a VPA country within the EU-FLEGT] could go on for more than five years,” he said.

Asia Laments Trump Rejection of Pacific Trade Pact

    By Associated Press 23 November 2016
    TOKYO — President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership but other Pacific Rim leaders are vowing to push market-opening efforts they say are vital for growth.

    The possible decline of the 12-nation TPP could give a boost to alternative initiatives including one promoted by China in which the United States is not taking part.

    Trump’s message, in a brief video, was issued after President Barack Obama and other leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, meeting in Peru, called Sunday for fighting the backlash against trade highlighted by Trump’s victory and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

    Promoters of the TPP say it is a step toward building a wider, pan-Pacific free trade zone, though critics object it would shift too much control over regulation to companies from governments and the public.

    “There is very strong support among the other 11 parties to the TPP to ratify it and to seek to bring it into force,” said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Trump described the 12-nation pact as a “potential disaster for our country.” He has also said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

    Obama has said he would give up seeking congressional approval for the TPP. He had championed it as a way for the United States to lead the creation of “gold standard” rules for 21st century trade.

    “I think not moving forward would undermine our position across the region,” Obama told reporters in Lima.

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Washington will need to think about what role it wants to play in Asia and its fast-growing markets.

    “The United States isn’t an island. It can’t just sit there and say it’s not going to trade with the rest of the world,” said Key after returning home. “At some point they’re going to have to give some consideration to that. But naturally, we’re a bit disappointed.”

    The TPP, signed this year in New Zealand, would take effect after it is ratified by six countries that account for 85 percent of the combined gross domestic product of its member nations.

    The United States is 60 percent of the combined GDP of that group and Japan less than 20 percent, so those conditions cannot be met without US participation.

    “TPP is meaningless without the United States,” said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Last week, he became the first foreign leader to meet Trump since his Nov. 8 election victory.

    As Japan’s most powerful leader in a decade, Abe invested political capital in overcoming opposition to the TPP from farmers and the medical lobby. His ruling Liberal Democratic Party pushed TPP ratification through the lower house of parliament and had been set to seek final approval in the upper house.

    Renegotiating the agreement would “disturb the fundamental balance of benefits,” said Abe, who was in Argentina following APEC.

    Other TPP members include Chile, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Australia.

    China hopes for progress on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, it is promoting with the 10 governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.

    The RCEP would require fewer market-opening concessions than TPP. Critics say that would let China shield its huge but inefficient state-owned companies from competition. The agreement would include China, India, Indonesia and South Korea but no countries from the Americas have joined.

    “We would like to push the negotiation process to make headway at an early date,” said the spokesman, Geng Shuang, at a regular briefing.

    China also called at APEC for progress on a separate arrangement, the Free Trade Agreement of the Asia Pacific.

    “We hope these free trade agreements can reinforce rather than thwart each other,” said Geng. “We should prevent fragmentation of economic and trade arrangements or politicizing such agreements.”

    Businesses Call for Government Action over Rising Currency Rate!

    RANGOON — Local business leaders sounded alarms and requested the government take action in the currency market to slow down the rising US dollar exchange rate.

    Exchange rates have risen continuously since early November, and on Wednesday, the official Central Bank of Myanmar rate reached 1,305 kyats per dollar. The gap between official and black market rates also widened, with the black market trading at 1,353 kyats per dollar.

    “We’re afraid to start work these days, because the dollar exchange rate is rising incredibly. If we purchase goods from warehouses, we must pay high prices. We think it’s better to wait and see what will happen,” said U Myo Min Aung, vice chairman of the Myanmar Retailer Association.

    Importers in Burma are suffering over the rising dollar, and they’re especially concerned about daily commodity prices.

    “We can’t sell our products at low prices after we buy them at the higher exchange rate,” said U Myo Min Aung. “So commodity prices will stay high even after the dollar rate starts to go down. That’s why this is a really dizzying time for us.”

    “I just want the government to get involved in this important issue,” he added.

    Since September, when the dollar rate was 1,215 kyats, it has trended slightly higher. But starting in early November, the rate has risen more dramatically, sometimes by as much as 20 kyats per day.

    “The gap between the market rate and the Central Bank rate is now getting bigger, and that’s a problem,” said U Zaw Lin Htut, chief executive officer of Myanmar Payment Union.
    “If foreign currency reserves are too low to inject into the market, then the government should consider issuing USD bonds, and attracting more foreign institutional investors,” he said.

    Several factors, including an import/export imbalance, internal conflicts, and a drop in gas export earnings, are hurting the Burmese economy right now, he added.

    “The price of rice is dropping. And due to the oil price drop, our gas export income is affected. The FDI side also is not growing much, I think, due to internal conflicts,” he said.
    As the dollar value rises worldwide, it impacts many countries. But that impact can be more severe in Burma, where trade and monetary policies are less stable.

    “Other countries also feel an impact, but they are not as badly affected, because they have more production, and their exports are bigger than imports,” said U Zaw Lin Htut. “All government ministries need to consider coordinating with the Central Bank now.”

    U Than Lwin, a former Central Bank senior officer and a current consultant to KBZ Bank, echoed those sentiments.

    “Up and down fluctuations in the market are normal, but the problem is these recent ups and downs are happening so fast. It shouldn’t be like this. This is not normal. Someone is playing with the market,” he said.

    Now is the right time for the government to solve the unstable exchange rate problem in Burma, he added.

    “The Central Bank should announce to the public how they are working on this. And the Ministry of Planning and Finance, the Commerce Ministry, and the UMFCCI should work together for a solution,” he said, referring to the Union of Myanmar Federal Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

    U Than Lwin added that the Central Bank should develop a better long-term monetary policy, and not just seek short-term treatment for its recent problems.

    The latest black market dollar exchange rate is at its highest point since 2011, when the civilian government took over from the military regime. The highest ever rate occurred in 2007, during the Saffron Revolution, when it reached 1,400 kyats per dollar.

    Government Plans Monthly Meetings to Respond to Business Leaders

    RANGOON — Government leaders are planning to meet monthly with the local business community to listen to current problems and find solutions, Vice President U Myint Swe and National Planning and Finance Minister U Kyaw Win pledged last week.

    The first monthly meeting received a positive response. The vice president and finance minister met with local business people on Dec. 1 in Rangoon at the head office of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI).

    “Business people from all sectors attended this meeting. Government leaders listened to them describe what is happening in the markets and how they can help. It was a short first meeting, but the business leaders pointed out some recent problems,” said Dr. Maung Maung Lay, vice president of the UMFCCI.

    The first meeting came at a challenging economic time. The current National League for Democracy (NLD) government has been criticized for the sluggish growth of the country’s economy. Many development problems remain to be solved.

    About 70 sister associations of the UMFCCI attended the Dec. 1 meeting, and the most urgent problem they raised to government officials had to do with the rising currency exchange rate and related trade imbalance.

    “The Central Bank’s deputy governor, U Sett Aung, joined us at the meeting. He asked us about what is happening in the market, but he didn’t address the solutions,” said Dr. Maung Maung Lay.

    On Monday, the Central Bank’s US dollar reference rate reached 1,305 kyats, while the black market rate reached 1,350 kyats. The declining value of the kyat has been a major issue for importers, and they are demanding that the government address it.

    “The government said they would try to solve these problems as much as and as soon as possible. If necessary, they will meet with us twice a month,” said Dr. Maung Maung Lay.

    Since the NLD government took power in April, observers have been waiting for the country’s economy to develop faster. But reality has not yet lived up to those expectations.

    The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has also urged the current government to set a clear economic policy that will help to solve the social and economic problems that ordinary people are facing. Last month, USDP chairman U Than Htay argued that there has been a significant increase in crime recently due to economic hardship.

    U Win Myint, chairman of the Fuel Importers Association, attended the forum. He suggested that the NLD government should take more time to listen to business leaders.

    “I welcome their plan to hold meetings with us. But with only three minutes for each business sector, that’s too little. In the meeting, some people could explain their problems, but others didn’t get a chance. That’s why we need more time,” said U Win Myint.

    He added that importers like him are facing a critical currency exchange problem.

    “We don’t want the government to control the markets.  But we do want the government to intervene in these recent problems,” said U Win Myint. “For example, the Central Bank should not try to restrict the exchange rate, but it should try to lead the market to a better solution.”

    Now may be a happy period for Burmese product exporters. But importers point out that export levels in Burma are significantly less than imports, and this causes a big trade deficit.
    “If the government would listen more, then they will know what is really happening,” said U Win Myint.

    U Myo Min Aung, vice chairman of the Myanmar Retailers Association, said that although the government pledged to meet with business people on a regular basis, he wanted to see it take more action.

    “Minister U Kyaw Win promised us the government would create an easy process for us,” he said. “If necessary, it would be a one-stop service. They should make that idea the reality.”

    The Irrawaddy Business Roundup (December 24)

    Burma Targets US$6 Billion FDI for Current Fiscal Year

    Burma expects to reach $6 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2017 despite FDI reaching just $3.65 billion through Dec.16, according to government body the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

    Director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and secretary of the MIC U Aung Naing Oo said Burma would enjoy an FDI influx even though this year’s FDI inflow is $1.3 billion less than that of last year.

    “We are now reviewing 52 proposals worth nearly $3 billion, and may receive more proposals in the months to come. So, we are very likely to surpass the target,” U Aung Naing Oo said.

    Singapore tops the list of foreign investors in Myanmar, followed by mainland China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.

    World Bank to Support Reform of Burma’s Financial Services

    The World Bank approved a $100 million loan this week to improve access to financial services for families and small and medium sized businesses.

    Dubbed Myanmar’s Financial Sector Development Project, the loan aims to create a stable financial sector by reforming access to loans and financial products across the country and developing Burma’s nascent microfinance and insurance sectors.

    “As Myanmar implements the Financial Sector Development Project, people in communities across the country will gain access to basic financial services and small loans,” said World Bank Country Director for Southeast Asia Ulrich Zachau in the statement.

    Farmers, small businesses and low-income households will benefit from this support—improved access to credit will mean more jobs and higher incomes, he added.

    “The project will help increase access to finance for households and small and medium-sized enterprises by reforming state-owned banks,” said U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance.

    He added, “these reforms are expected to extend the range of basic financial products and services to underserved areas and populations.”

    The credit will come from the International Development Association (IDA). The terms for the IDA credit include a maturity of 38 years, with a grace period of six years and a zero percent interest rate.

    Mitsubishi Corp in Joint Venture with Local Construction Equipment Rental Company

    Japanese trading corporation Mitsubishi Corp will work with Burma’s leading heavy machinery distributor Myanmar Kaido Co to capitalize on the country’s rampant infrastructure development by renting construction vehicles and equipment.

    The new venture Diamond Rental Myanmar Co is 50 percent owned by Mitsubishi, 30 percent by Myanmar Kaido and by 20 percent by Mitsubishi subsidiary Nikken Corp.
    At an opening ceremony earlier this month Rangoon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the partnership will benefit Rangoon’s urban development projects drafted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

    “The capacity of heavy machinery will play a major role when we implement the urban development projects in the city,” the chief minister said.

    The three companies have collaborated in rental businesses in Burma since 2013.

    Honda Opens After-Sales Outlet in Rangoon

    Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Company begun its after-sales business in Burma this week and opened an authorized outlet in Rangoon with new business partner Eastern Nova.

    The joint venture comprises three groups: Eastern Nova, Honda Motor, and Honda’s regional headquarter for the Asia and Oceania Region Asian Honda Motor.

    “Myanmar has been experiencing a very encouraging economy growth of around 8 percent in recent years, and it is regarded as one of the important markets with high potentials to grow in Asia with the population of 50 million,” Honda said in a statement.

    Sales of new vehicles have been permitted since 2011 in Burma and Honda estimated that 42,000 Honda cars have been registered in the country.

    Malaysia Manufacturing to See Labor Shortage After Burma Stops Sending Workers

    Malaysia’s manufacturing sector will face a labor shortage after Burma’s government temporarily halted Burmese migrant workers going to Malaysia after a diplomatic row, the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) said.

    Malaysian industries employed 100,349 Burmese workers as of June this year and were already facing labor shortage, said the home ministry, urging measures to counteract the loss in labor.

    Burma’s Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population announced earlier this month that overseas employment agencies would suspend sending Burmese workers to Malaysia because of protests led by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur in support of the Rohingya .

    “Myanmar has temporarily stopped sending workers to Malaysia from Dec. 6 because of the current situation in Malaysia,” it said in a statement.

    Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation’s (MOEAF) central executive committee member U Myat Thu reportedly said that Malaysian companies would face “difficulties” following the suspension.

    According to MOEAF data there are an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 Burmese workers living in Malaysia, most of them without legal documents, and about 3,000 Burmese workers a month were being sent to Malaysia.

    KBZ and Kasikorn Banks Introduce Remittance Services

    RANGOON — Burma’s Kanbawza Bank (KBZ) signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank in Rangoon on Wednesday to introduce remittance services for migrant workers in both countries.

    Worawut Wesaratchakit, senior vice president of Kasikorn Bank, told the Irrawaddy that the remittance service was expected to begin during the first quarter of 2017 as further details needed to be discussed.

    “Most migrants have to go to bank branches to send money, which is not convenient. They use agents, which is unregulated, unsafe, and costs at least 10 percent of the money being sent,” he said.

    He added that the new service would be easier and cheaper than the one currently used by agents.

    There are an estimated 3 million Burmese migrant workers in Thailand.

    Many of those workers currently use informal channels to send money home, bank officials said.

    U Win Lwin, managing director of KBZ’s international banking division, said the new service will pose less risk for migrant workers.

    “By partnering with Kasikorn Bank, we can ensure the protection of people’s remittances,” he said.

    The transfers will be arranged via a mobile application. According to Kasikorn Bank, senders will be able to monitor transfers and clearly see when the money reaches the receiver’s account.

    The service will be linked to the full features of KBZ’s online banking system and a savings scheme as well.

    One of the largest private commercial banks in Burma, KBZ Bank was established in 1994 in the Shan State capital, Taunggyi. International representative offices have opened in Thailand and Singapore currently. KBZ opened a representative office in Bangkok in May.
    Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank was founded in 1945 and operates more than 1,000 branches across Thailand and 16 overseas offices.


    Plans Announced for SEZ and New Airport Terminal in Southern Rangoon


    Workers stand next to excavators during the commencement ceremony of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project in the Japanese Special Economic Zone at Thilawa outside Rangoon on November 30, 2013. / Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters

    RANGOON – A Rangoon regional minister explained in Tuesday’s parliamentary session plans to develop an area across four townships for a special economic zone and a new airport terminal.

    According to the statement by Daw Nilar Kyaw—the divisional minister for electricity, industry and transportation—Kwan Chan Gone, Letkokkon, Kawhmu and Dala townships are listed as hosting the initiative.

    She did not specify whether the airport terminal would be designated for domestic or international travel. The airfield would be the third such venture in the region. The government already announced successful tender bidders for Hanthawaddy International Airport in Bago Division, for which construction will begin in early 2017 on 9,500 acres of land at a cost of US$2 billion.

    Daw Nilar Kyaw unveiled the cabinet’s conceptual plan in response to a question put forward by U Than Naing Oo, a representative for Panbedan Constituency (1). The MP had asked whether the government had a plan to promote the agriculture and livestock sectors, as well as small and medium industrial businesses, in the southern district’s townships of Dala and Letkokkon.

    U Than Naing Oo highlighted poverty as the reason many people cross the Rangoon River in search of work downtown selling food on the street. By promoting enterprise in regions such as Dala, the parliamentarian argued, the overcrowding of street vendors will subsequently be alleviated in downtown Rangoon.

    The city expansion project in Rangoon’s southern district was originally introduced under the previous divisional chief minister, U Myint Swe, who is now serving as the military-appointed vice president of the country. The project was widely criticized for favoring the dominance of Chinese-backed conglomerates, as well as for lacking transparency. While it remains unclear if the conglomerates will continue to play a role, current Rangoon chief minister U Phyo Min Thein is reviewing the expansion project, promising greater transparency and assurances that it will not be monopolized by only one firm.

    Daw Nilar Kyaw said the government was discussing the initiative with international consortiums and that talks would conclude in January 2017. The regional government will deliver its master plan to the Rangoon parliament in March.

    The Irrawaddy spoke to regional lawmaker Daw Kyi Pyar after the parliamentary session and she said that U Phyo Min Thein had promised in a recent National League for Democracy meeting not to make decisions on the project unilaterally, but to emphasize the state’s interest, pointing out that he may consult Burma’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the issue.


    Me, together with about 40 plus people were employed by this local company agency. This agency liaises with the product company and I'm sure you know how it works. We are working for the product company through this agency.

    So this company has been owing salaries for up to 3-4 months. I started working since October until last weekend. I don't think I want to go to work this weekend since there's no sign of any salary payment. So October, November and December. That's about SGD 2k for me. They have made a lot of promises such as it'll be in by this but the promises were never fulfilled. Recently, they went MIA and stopped answering calls and text messages. It's truly a mayhem in the group chat now.

    For some people, they have not even received their September basic and/or commission. We have about 40+ of us. Each and every one is being owed salary!

    I'm not going to post the company's info but I can say that there's been precedents  of this in the past and yes there were complaints made (forexample on Reddit)

    I have scoured for this company's info and they're a LIMITED EXEMPT PRIVATE

    Are there any recourse that we can take against this company as a whole?

    A few of us have gone to MOM for help and they directed us to turn to the subordinate courts for help. Class-action lawsuits? It'll only be considered as small claims tribunal since it's under $10k but if we gather all of them, it will definitely be over $10k, even $50k is probable.
    Appreciate all suggestions and replies. I'll post the company's name and info over the next few days if they continue to go MIA. Thanks!

    EDIT: So I heard they are an independent service provider. We are NOT covered under employment act and MOM. Any recourse?

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    Thank you for reporting on the article of " Women drugged and raped in Singapore". I really appreciate the effort.
    Some readers might found it hard to believe that such things can happen in our first world nation Singapore, as the details seemed exaggerating. Like them, I was a non-believer until I came across an article 2 years ago by the Southeast Asia Globe, an independent online news outlet.
    Here is the link. http://sea-globe.com/12591-sex-and-the-lion-city-singapore-sex-workers-t...
    In the article, they wrote : " According to the US’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013, the island is a destination for women and girls coerced into the sex trade from countries including China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

    In the dimly lit back streets of Geylang, far from the glitter of Singapore’s business district, victims toil in silent misery, plying their trade in hotels, karaoke bars and massage parlours. Others are taken to ‘forest brothels’ in more remote areas, where they service foreign construction workers staying in dormitories."
    The pimp reported in the article, Tang Huisheng who got charged for raping and trafficking a Chinese victim , did also drugged the minor incase some Singaporeans do not believe that such events happen in Singapore.

    They also wrote :"Some of the methods of control and coercion employed by their ruthless pimps make for grim reading. Women and girls sometimes have their passports, money and phones confiscated, as happened in the case of the 17-year-old girl from China. Many are brought into the country using tourist visas and fake documents, according to a 2011 report by anti-trafficking charity Ecpat International. Once in Singapore, they may be locked up during daylight hours and forced to have sex with numerous men by night.“

    If this doesnt sound like human trafficking, I don't know what is.

    These things arent happening ten or twenty years ago but right now . Is this why Singapore remains as a Tier 2 nation for human trafficking based on the USA report ? 
    As fellow Singaporean, I would like my country to remain as a first world nation in terms of human rights. Singapore acceded to the UN Anti-Trafficking Protocol last year but I don't know what we are doing as a nation is good enough yet if we do not openly identify or acknowledge that we have a human trafficking problem .

    I love my country and I think Singapore can do better for this.

    Progress,  M . Teo 

    Ref: http://fb.com/allsgstuff

    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    What is Panama Paper? The Secrets of Dirty Money !

    The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world's rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.

    Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.

    Behind the email chains, invoices and documents that make up the Panama Papers are often unseen victims of wrongdoing enabled by this shadowy industry. This is their story.
    For more, go to panamapapers.icij.org

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Hamish Boland-Rudder
    PRODUCER: Carrie Ching
    ANIMATION ARTIST: Arthur Jones
    REPORTER: Will Fitzgibbon
    NARRATOR: Eleanor Bell Fox

    Over a year ago, an anonymous source contacted the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) and submitted encrypted internal documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that sells anonymous offshore companies around the world. These shell companies enable their owners to cover up their business dealings, no matter how shady.
    In the months that followed, the number of documents continued to grow far beyond the original leak. Ultimately, SZ acquired about 2.6 terabytes of data, making the leak the biggest that journalists had ever worked with. The source wanted neither financial compensation nor anything else in return, apart from a few security measures.
    The data provides rare insights into a world that can only exist in the shadows. It proves how a global industry led by major banks, legal firms, and asset management companies secretly manages the estates of the world’s rich and famous: from politicians, Fifa officials, fraudsters and drug smugglers, to celebrities and professional athletes.

    A group effort

    The Süddeutsche Zeitung decided to analyze the data in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). ICIJ had already coordinated the research for past projects that SZ was also involved in, among them Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks, and Swiss Leaks. Panama Papers is the biggest-ever international cooperation of its kind. In the past 12 months, around 400 journalists from more than 100 media organizations in over 80 countries have taken part in researching the documents. These have included teams from the Guardian and the BBC in England, Le Monde in France, and La Nación in Argentina. In Germany, SZ journalists have cooperated with their colleagues from two public broadcasters, NDR and WDR. Journalists from the Swiss Sonntagszeitung and the Austrian weekly Falter have also worked on the project, as have their colleagues at ORF, Austria’s national public broadcaster. The international team initially met in Washington, Munich, Lillehammer and London to map out the research approach. 

    Making of


    The data

    The Panama Papers include approximately 11.5 million documents – more than the combined total of the Wikileaks Cablegate, Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks, and Swiss Leaks. The data primarily comprises e-mails, pdf files, photo files, and excerpts of an internal Mossack Fonseca database. It covers a period spanning from the 1970s to the spring of 2016. 

    Moreover, the journalists crosschecked a large number of documents, including passport copies. About two years ago, a whistleblower had already sold internal Mossack Fonseca data to the German authorities, but the dataset was much older and smaller in scope: while it addressed a few hundred offshore companies, the Panama Papers provide data on some 214,000 companies. In the wake of the data purchase, last year investigators searched the homes and offices of about 100 people. The Commerzbank was also raided. As a consequence of their business dealings with Mossack Fonseca, Commerzbank, HSH Nordbank, and Hypovereinsbank agreed to pay fines of around 20 million euros, respectively. Since then, other countries have also acquired data from the initial smaller leak, among them the United States, the UK, and Iceland.

    The system

    The leaked data is structured as follows: Mossack Fonseca created a folder for each shell firm. Each folder contains e-mails, contracts, transcripts, and scanned documents. In some instances, there are several thousand pages of documentation. First, the data had to be systematically indexed to make searching through this sea of information possible. To this end, the Süddeutsche Zeitung used Nuix, the same program that international investigators work with. Süddeutsche Zeitung and ICIJ uploaded millions of documents onto high-performance computers. They applied optical character recognition (OCR) to transform data into machine-readable and easy to search files. The process turned images – such as scanned IDs and signed contracts – into searchable text. This was an important step: it enabled journalists to comb through as large a portion of the leak as possible using a simple search mask similar to Google.The journalists compiled lists of important politicians, international criminals, and well-known professional athletes, among others. The digital processing made it possible to then search the leak for the names on these lists. The "party donations scandal" list contained 130 names, and the UN sanctions list more than 600. In just a few minutes, the powerful search algorithm compared the lists with the 11.5 million documents.

    The research

    For each name found, a detailed research process was initiated that posed the following questions: what is this person’s role in the network of companies? Where does the money come from? Where is it going? Is this structure legal?Generally speaking, owning an offshore company is not illegal in itself. In fact, establishing an offshore company can be seen as a logical step for a broad range of business transactions. However, a look through the Panama Papers very quickly reveals that concealing the identities of the true company owners was the primary aim in the vast majority of cases. From the outset, the journalists had their work cut out for them. The providers of offshore companies – among them banks, lawyers, and investment advisors – often keep their clients’ names secret and use proxies. In turn, the proxies’ tracks then lead to heads of state, important officials, and millionaires. Over the course of the international project, journalists cooperated with one another to investigate thousands of leads: they examined evidence, studied contracts, and spoke with experts.
    Among others, Mossack Fonsecas’ clients include criminals and members of various Mafia groups. The documents also expose bribery scandals and corrupt heads of state and government. The alleged offshore companies of twelve current and former heads of state make up one of the most spectacular parts of the leak, as do the links to other leaders, and to their families, closest advisors, and friends. The Panamanian law firm also counts almost 200 other politicians from around the globe among its clients, including a number of ministers.

    The company

    The company at the center of all these stories is Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian provider of offshore companies with dozens of offices all over the world. It sells its shell firms in cities such as Zurich, London, and Hong Kong – in some instances at bargain prices. Clients can buy an anonymous company for as little as USD 1,000. However, at this price it is just an empty shell. For an extra fee, Mossack Fonseca provides a sham director and, if desired, conceals the company’s true shareholder. The result is an offshore company whose true purpose and ownership structure is indecipherable from the outside. Mossack Fonseca has founded, sold, and managed thousands of companies. The documents provide a detailed view of how Mossack Fonseca routinely accepts to engage in business activities that potentially violate sanctions, in addition to aiding and abetting tax evasion and money laundering.

    About Süddeutsche Zeitung

    Headquartered in Munich, Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) is one of Germany’s leading newspapers. SZ has a total readership of 4.4 million for its print and online media. Its investigative journalism team counts five people, three of which are members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The Süddeutsche Zeitung has won a number of prestigious awards for its research work. Its team has cooperated with other media organizations on a number of projects, including Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, and Lux Leaks, which ICIJ coordinated. At the beginning of 2015, an anonymous source began sending the Süddeutsche Zeitung data from Mossack Fonseca, a provider of offshore companies. This marked the beginning of the Panama Papers project.
    The Süddeutsche Zeitung, in cooperation with the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists, sent Mossfon several written requests for comment. In response Mossfon sent two general statements, which can be viewed here.



    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Panama Papers list Myanmar names !

    Panama Papers list Myanmar names

    The world’s largest data leak – the Panama Papers – has revealed a secretive network of offshore jurisdictions used by some of the most wealthy to stash assets, subvert sanctions, launder money and evade taxes. An extensive database detailing companies and businesspeople involved in the leak holds 16 names from Myanmar, including CB Bank chair U Khin Maung Aye and former dictator U Ne Win’s son-in-law U Aye Zaw Win.
    Graphic: Tin Zaw Htway. Click image to expandGraphic: Tin Zaw Htway. Click image to expand
    The searchable database made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) includes names of more than 360,000 individuals and companies behind confidential offshore entities. Spanning nearly 40 years, from 1977 to 2015, the information is a tiny fraction of the leaked data, but already links to more than 200 countries and several world leaders.
    The ICIJ is careful to note that those included on the database have not necessarily broken any laws. Anonymous companies in some cases have legitimate business purposes, for instance to conduct cross-border asset transfers, or make an investment without tipping off a competitor.
    However the leak raises suspicions over the need for secrecy and the potential for misuse cloaked by anonymity.
    “Extensive reporting by ICIJ and its media partners for more than four years has shown that the anonymity granted by the offshore economy facilitates money laundering, tax evasion, fraud and other crimes,” the ICIJ says. “Even when it’s legal, transparency advocates argue that the use of an alternative, parallel economy undermines democracy because it benefits a few at the expense of the majority.”
    More than half of all companies registered by Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, and nearly all of those that link back to Myanmar, are licensed in the British Virgin Islands. The leaked data reveals the firm went to great lengths to ensure the finances of its elite clientele stayed hidden, for a fee.
    Celebrities, politicians and their associates – including friends of Vladimir Putin, relatives of China’s Xi Jinping, individuals linked to Malaysian Premier Najib Razak and the children of former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos – have embraced such covert financial management.
    While the leak does not include the financial transactions completed via the shell companies, it does divulge the names and addresses of the previously anonymous owners.
    The Myanmar portion of the Offshore Leaks Database reads like a laundry list of tycoon industries, including shipping, titanium, timber, petrol, drilling and auto imports.
    U Khin Maung Aye, chair of Cooperative Bank Ltd, is listed on the database as a shareholder and owner of British Virgin Islands-based “Yangon Riverside New City Development Co Ltd”, an officially registered construction company. The offshore entity was created in 2012, and became inactive after defaulting in November last year.
    A group of companies related to U Khin Maung Aye, who was adviser to former president U Thein Sein, had five projects approved just before the government changed hands at the end of March. These included the construction of a 440-acre industrial park in Yangon by New City Development Public Company, a CB Bank venture.
    The managing director of U Khin Maung Aye’s KMA group and CB Bank officials declined to comment on the offshore company.
    Oil magnate U Michael Moe Myint – once referred to in a US diplomatic cable as “perhaps the most legitimate” of Myanmar’s businessmen after having repeatedly refused pressure to “become a crony” – is connected to six companies listed on the Offshore Leaks database. U Michael Moe Myint’s wife and other relatives were also included on the database and connected with British Virgin Islands-registered MPRL E&P and Myint & Associates. According to the US cables, the oil magnate’s companies have been audited several times, with the conclusion that he often overpays his taxes.
    Officials at U Michael Moe Myint’s company Myint&Associates hung up on The Myanmar Times when asked about the British Virgin Islands-licensed companies.
    The database also includes information from another 2013 expose, with documents from the Singaporean-headquartered Portcullis TrustNet which came under fire for allegations of data breaches and assisting the relatives of region dictators to evade taxes. TrustNet, which self-styled as the largest independent operator in Asia, established two British Virgin Islands firms for U Ne Win’s son-in-law U Aye Zaw Win in the 1990s, including one called Sky-Link Communications LTD, according to the ICIJ.
    Other names on the database include U Myint Swe, U Kyaw Win, U Htay Myint, Daw Mya Thida Swe Win and Joern Kristensen, a former Myanmar representative for the Australian company Institute for International Development.
    According to the database, IID Co Ltd was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands in 2012, with Mr Kristensen listed as both shareholder and beneficiary until the account became inactive in 2015. Mr Kristensen says the account was used for legal, above-board purposes to try to enable payments to a Singaporean bank account while Myanmar was still subject to sanctions.
    “At that time, most embargoes and sanctions on Myanmar were still in place, and bank transfer into the country was extremely challenging, most companies and NGOs brought in their funds in cash, while outbound transfer was, and remain[s], impossible,” Mr Kristensen said, adding that he was surprised to find his name listed among the Panama Papers leak.
    “I, and I would think that is the case for several of the other people whose names are found in the Panama Papers, have done nothing wrong,” he added.
    According to Edwin Vanderbruggen, a legal partner at law firm VDB Loi, many of the offshore entities are a holdover from an era when it was nearly impossible to move foreign currency in or out of the country.
    “I think a lot of importers and exporters needed companies and bank accounts overseas for practical reasons. Whether any laws were broken remains to be seen, but in itself this is certainly not an ominous purpose,” he said. “Of course, it is almost certain that offshore centres have also been used for a variety of other uses in connection with Myanmar which would raise much more concern.”
    According to a Central Bank official, overseas finances are managed through the 2012 Foreign Exchange Management Law. Myanmar nationals can open bank accounts abroad with the approval of the Central Bank. Under the law, residents and companies must report to the Central Bank all transactions involving their overseas accounts. The law was passed in 2012, but the Central Bank has told The Myanmar Times that, as of earlier this year, it has not received any reports from residents.
    By watchdog group Tax Justice Network’s estimate, a large share of the world’s wealth is parked in tax havens. In 2012, the group suggested that between US$21 trillion and $32 trillion of financial assets were “sitting offshore, largely untaxed”.
    The problem is particularly acute in Myanmar where illicit cash flows dominate, slashing government tax revenue and fuelling an underground economy.
    Last year US-based Global Financial Integrity reported that nearly $100 billion in dirty money flowed through Myanmar from 1960 to 2013. Almost $19 billion left Myanmar over that period, draining funds from the official economy. Nearly $80 billion in illicit funds entered the country, indicating smuggling profits make up a significant portion of the economy. Nearly half of those inflows occurred during the last four years of the study.
    GFI said correcting illicit financial flows needs to be a government priority.
    The Central Bank is hoping the new government will support enforcing and enhancing laws which require all residents with overseas bank accounts to submit regular reports to the monetary authority, which would allow it to collect better data on capital flows, offshore holdings and Myanmar investment overseas.
    “Whether or not the Panama Papers leak is valid, there are probably such kinds of businesspeople who want to evade taxes,” said government spokesperson U Zaw Htay. “We will focus on improving the rule of law when dealing with tax issues. Tax evasion is against our rules and laws and we will try to restrict such activity.”
    U Zaw Htay declined to comment on specific names on the database, including accusations made on social media that the U Myint Swe on the list refers to the vice president.
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    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Myanmar Information Management Unit Jobs!

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