Law and judiciary

Law making process

Nurses, midwives urged to adhere to ethics and council laws

The Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council has urged all nurses and midwives to adhere to ethics and council laws to improve the level of professionalism in the industry. MNMC President Daw Phyu Phyu said the council will be distributing three books – the MNMC Law, ...

Two laws to be amended to solve land disputes

To resolve disputes over confiscated lands and to streamline the process of returning them to the rightful owners, the Union government will amend two land-related laws, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation. “There are illegal and legal ways to take ...

New law would reprieve political offenders

The National Legislative Assembly plans to propose a draft law to the government offering a penalty reprieved for those who committed politically-motivated criminal offences as part of the unity-building process. NLA vice- president Pirasak Porcit said the 33 section bill is being reviewed by the ...

Draft consumer law completed

The Ministry of Commerce has finished the draft consumer protection law and will soon submit it to the Council of Ministers, according to a senior government official. Mao Thora, the ministry’s secretary of state, said yesterday that all chapters of the draft had been completed ...

Thailand’s proposed death penalty for corruption a stunt, experts say

Those convicted of corruption in Thailand involving more than one billion baht could face the death penalty under a new proposal. A proposal by the Thai government to impose the death penalty in some corruption cases is largely “for show”, according to analysts. Under plans approved ...

Draft law could see men jailed for deceitful promises of marriage

Any man who cohabitates with or impregnates a woman after agreeing to marry her, but then fails to stand by the promise, could soon face prison terms if a draft law comes into effect. The Prevention of Violence against Women Law includes a clause that ...

Traffic law to change again

The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly approved a number of amendments to the Traffic Law on December 22, sending them on to parliament’s 7th plenary session for final ratification on Monday. NA spokesman Leng Peng Long said the committee decided on amendments to nine articles ...

Digital minister is willing to work with opponents of computer law

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is ready to clarify to all doubters and opponents of the computer crime law and to work with them as well as other parties concerned so that the law will be acceptable by the majority. Digital Economy and ...

Concerns aired ahead of information law meeting

With the Ministry of Information scheduled to meet to discuss a draft of the long-awaited Access to Information Law today, numerous journalists at a forum on Monday voiced concerns about vague wording they say could render the law ineffective or, worse, a cudgel against the ...

PM outlines measures to drive growth, curb spending

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on December 20 instructed authorities to ensure the macro-economy was stabilised along with improving the investment climate as key factors to attract investment and drive growth. The premier gave the advice during a two-day meeting that ended yesterday. The meeting was convened ...

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