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Shan Parliament debates Inle Lake Conservation Bill

The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon

Digital payments using QR codes will be introduced to Myanmar as soon as the framework for such payments are ready.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Finance Ministry cuts Micro Finance Loan Interest Rates

A new directive from the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MOPF) has reduced interest rate for microfinance loans and compulsory saving. The new rates are to take effect at the beginning of this month but the announcement was released after four days of the effective date, causing microfinance institutions to be in a difficult position.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court rejects Tatmadaw Defamation Claim

The Amarapura township court on Thursday dismissed a Tatmadaw (military) official’s complaint against Sayadaw U Thawbita that comments the monk posted on social media had damaged the military’s reputation.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Better implementation of the Law needed to draw Foreign Investors

Lack of coordination between the Union and regional governments on development policies, red tape and weak implementation of new laws has hampered the flow of foreign direct investments (FDI) into Myanmar, said U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Amendments seek to curtail Power of President, Election Body

A Constitutional amendment bill submitted by the Tatmadaw (military) and Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) would reduce the authority of the president and election commission.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Myanmar signs on as Observer for BRI Tax Cooperation Pact

Myanmar will sign as an observer an agreement on the establishment of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), said Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry working on Changes to Tobacco Control Law

The Ministry of Health and Sports is working on a draft amendment to the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law as part of the government’s anti-tobacco effort, a senior official said.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

IRD to introduce Income Tax Bill to Parliament

The Internal Revenue Department (IRD) drafted a new income tax law with the help of International Monetary Fund (IMF) expert, U Min Htut, director general of Internal Revenue Department (IRD), told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Governement to establish Centre to mediate Business Disputes

The government will set up a body to mediate business disputes, a senior official of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations said.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers

The Labour Ministry has streamlined the process of making social security payments in a bid to better serve registered workers and employers, said the head of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry to keep issuing Licenses to Tour Guides

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will keep issuing licenses to tour guides to ensure the quality of service provided to tourists in the country, according to the Myanmar Tour Guide Association.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court indicts American, two Locals in Mandalay Cannabis Farm Case

A Mandalay Region court has indicted an American man and two local workers accused of growing marijuana on an industrial farm where they were supposed to be growing hemp.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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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Trade Laws protecting Local Producers now being drafted: MOC

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is drafting new trade laws to safeguard local producers while promoting exports of domestically-produced goods, Minister of Commerce U Than Myint said.

E-commerce Legislation forthcoming on the Back of Growth Potential New Rule requires Imports to have Myanmar Language Labels Retailers hit with Liquor Import Ban more

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan more

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

Myanmar signs on as Observer for BRI Tax Cooperation Pact

Myanmar will sign as an observer an agreement on the establishment of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), said Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.

IRD to introduce Income Tax Bill to Parliament Advanced Income Tax on Imports, Exports reinstated after One Year Tax on Mobile Phones kicks in June 1 more

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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