Anti-Money Laundering Tasks and the Role of the Bureau of Special Investigation
Communication, Special and Statistic Section was included in the formation structure of the Bureau, In 1986 that section was renamed into Operation and Foreign Exchange Division and carry out the Financial Intelligence Tasks. The Law for Taking Action Against Owning and Marketing of Properties Obtain by Unlawful Means was enacted on March 13, 1986. The Bureau has investigated the offences related to owning and marketing of properties obtain by unlawful means according to the directives of the Government and Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Control of Money Laundering Law was enacted on June 17,2002 and its Rules were enacted on December 5, 2003. The Financial Intelligence Unit was formed under Sub-rule(d) of Rule 4 on January 16, 2004 with Senior Officials from Myanmar Police Force, Auditor General Office, Central Bank, Bureau of Special Investigation, Settlement and Land Records Department and Internal Revenue Department.
The Director General of the Bureau is the Joint Secretary of the Central Control Board.
Directors from the Regions, States are leaders and Deputy Directors are members of the Investigation Body and preliminary Scrutiny Body
The Anti-Money Laundering Law was enacted by the Union Paliament Law No 11/2014 on 14-3-2014 and the Control of Money Laundering Law, 2002 was repealed by that Law. The Anti-Money Laundering Rules were enacted by Ministry of Home Affairs on 11-9-2015 and the Control of Money Laundering Rules were repealed by that Rules.
The Director General of the Bureau is the member of the Central Board on Anti-Money Laundering.
The commander of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is the Joint Secretary of the new Anti-Money Laundering Organization and he is also the Leader of the FIU.
The Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Special Investigation was the Leader of the FIU, 3 Directors of the Bureau were Second Leader of the FIU and 15 Deputy Directors from Regions/State were member of the FIU.
The Bureau of Special Investigation is the member of the Central Board on Anti-Money Laundering and Chairman, member and Secretary of the Scrutiny Body and member are Secretary of the Investigation Body led by Deputy Minister for Home Affairs.
The Bureau of Special Investigation is the Chairman and member of the Scrutiny Body for Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.