U Aung Kyi, chairman of the anti-graft agency, said the Anti-Corruption Law as it stands now does not provide enough protection for whistleblowers.
The proposed law will also provide incentives for people to report corruption, he said.
“Providing incentives can encourage those who value honesty to face those who practise corruption in government,” said U Aung Kyi.
On Friday, a workshop was held in Nay Pyi Taw to discuss the draft law, entitled the Whistleblower Protection Bill.
Representatives from 31 organisations and ministries, including the commission, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, and United Nations Development Programme, participated in the discussions and made suggestions on how the draft bill could be improved.
Under the current law, action will be taken against graft cases that happened after 2013, and the commission is only able to take action if it receives complaint letters containing strong evidence.
Earlier in the month, U Aung Kyi admitted that more needs to be done to curb corruption in the bureaucracy, as there had been no significant decrease in graft, even though several cases had been filed against high-ranking officials.
The commission received over 10,000 complaints in 2018, five times more than the previous year.