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Government issues Developer Licenses to construction Companies, Prospects Improve

Local businesses are now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for the property and construction sectors, where demand has been low in recent years.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Commercial Tax on Mobile Handsets to be levied

Consumers will have to pay a 5 percent commercial tax when buying mobile handsets and related accessories from June 1 onwards, the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) announced on April 1.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Casino Operations to be legalized under New Gambling Law

Casinos will soon be able to legally operate in Myanmar after the 2018 Gambling Law is enacted in May, replacing the existing 1986 legislation.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Life Imprisonment Penalty Set for Child Rape

The Myanmar government has amended the penal code to set a penalty of life imprisonment for rape of women and children.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will approve a real estate service law within three months, said U Tin Maung Win, chair of Transport, Communication and Construction Committee at Myanmar Real Estate Services Association annual meeting on March 23.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards

Myanmar’s parliament has enacted the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Law to promote safe and secure working environments for labourers and workers.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLD urged to allow Public Role in Charter Amendment

The public needs to take part in the National League for Democracy-led government’s effort to amend the constitution, social organisations said.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Legislature beefs up Consumer Protections

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) passed amendments to improve consumer rights in the country on Friday.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Sittwe Court jails Aye Maung for 22 Years

The ex-Arakan National Party chair U Aye Maung, who have resigned from the party, and author Wai Hin Aung have been sentenced to prison for 22 years each by the Sittwe district court in Rakhine State. The two will serve their sentences concurrently. The government charged the duo for high treason and public mischief after their public summon in Mra ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Consumer Protection Law also applies to Public Sector: Official

The public sector as well as the private sector must follow the Consumer Protection Law, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s Consumer Affairs Department.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Basic Education Bill submitted

The Basic Education Bill drafted by the Ministry of Education has been submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) by a senior ministry official.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar launches First Ever Municipal Citizen’s Budget

The Taunggyi Township Development Affairs Organisation (DAO) has become the country’s first-ever local-government authority to publish its citizen’s budget.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court-led Mediation Program to be piloted in Four Courts

A mediation programme to help settle civil cases, trade disputes and family problems will be tested in four courts in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region, according to Supreme Court Judge U Myo Tint.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Four sentenced in Robbery, Death of University Student

Three men and a juvenile convicted of involvement in the murder of a university student during a robbery in Mandalay last year were sentenced to death or imprisonment by district and township courts on Wednesday.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar launches First Ever Municipal Citizen’s Budget

The Taunggyi Township Development Affairs Organisation (DAO) has become the country’s first-ever local-government authority to publish its citizen’s budget.

Bankers seek Clarity over Foreign Equity in Myanmar Banks CBM to publish Market-Based Reference Exchange Rate Local Banks permitted to extend More Mortgages more

Draft Bill against Real Estate Monopolies sent to Attorney General

A draft bill to prevent real estate monopolies and increase government tax revenue is being submitted to the Attorney General’s office, according to Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will approve a real estate service law within three months, said U Tin Maung Win, chair of Transport, Communication and Construction Committee at Myanmar Real Estate Services Association annual mee ...

Real Estate Services Bill submitted to Parliament After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up Mandalay revokes Permits for 57 Apartments over Nonpayment more

Commercial Tax on Mobile Handsets to be levied

Consumers will have to pay a 5 percent commercial tax when buying mobile handsets and related accessories from June 1 onwards, the Internal Revenue Department (IRD) announced on April 1.

Parliament to pass Tax Bill to curb Corruption More Taxes to be levied on Alcohol, Cigarettes IRD to launch Integrated Tax Administration System more

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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