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Legal and Criminal Experts to study Rakhine Probe Findings

A group of legal, forensic and criminal investigation experts will analyse the information gathered by the independent commission of enquiry on northern Rakhine State, a member of the commission said.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Man gets Year in Jail for criticizing State Minister

A man who criticised the Mon State Chief Minister on social media has been sentenced to one year in prison, a Thaton township police official said.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case

The Anti-Corruption Commission Myanmar has fined four officials of the Advocate General’s Office of Yangon Region and a police officer for the withdrawal of the case in July against people suspected of murdering a Facebook celebrity.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Protester sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

A nationalist activist who was among those charged with sedition for holding a protest against government officials has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison with manual labour.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government ‘hasn’t relaxed Death Penalty’

The ruling government is not changing the way it deals with the death sentence in the country, Deputy Director of the Prisons Department U Min Tun Soe has told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe

An information officer of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) was sacked for asking for a bribe and five other committee staff members and a police officer are under investigation for corruption, a senior city official said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill would raise Prison Time for Illegal Video Sellers

Nay Pyi Taw, June 5 (MMT) - Illegal distributors of videos will be punished with imprisonment and fines, according to the Television and Video Bill being debated in the Amyotha Hluttaw.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Refugee Teacher jailed for Illegal Trip to Yangon

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - For travelling without permission despite holding a National Verification Card issued by the government, a Muslim volunteer teacher has been sentenced to one year in prison by a court in Rakhine State.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Only Prosecutors can withdraw Criminal Cases, says Official

Criminal cases cannot be withdrawn easily even if there’s an amicable settlement between the litigants as these can only be withdrawn by prosecutors acting on behalf of the state, said U Aung Win, Advocate General of Mandalay Region.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Two Leaders of ‘illegal’ Church get Three Years’ Jail

Two leaders of the “illegal” New Paradise Baptist Church have been sentenced to three years in prison by Kyounpyaw township court, officials said Tuesday.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Whistle-Blower Police Officer gets One-Year Jail Sentence

A police captain who testified in court that the two jailed journalists of the Reuters news agency were framed by the police has been sentenced to a year in prison for violating the Police Disciplinary Act.
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLD sanctions Three MPs for Financial Violations

The NLD Central Executive Committee has imposed sanctions against three of the party’s legislators who violated procedures related to financial issues, a NLD spokesman told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Soldiers get 10 Years for Inn Din Killings

Seven Tatmadaw (military) soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years in civilian prison for their involvement in the summary execution of 10 people suspected of being members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in northern Rakhine State last year.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Anti-Corruption Body says it gets 600 Complaints a Month

The Anti-Corruption Commission receives about 600 letters complaining about mismanagement of state funds every month, said members of the Anti-Corruption Commission on Saturday.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Local Internet Users Easy Prey to Cyber Crime: Experts

Ma Khim Myat kept staring at the beautiful skirt on her computer screen, her mind torn between whether to make an online purchase or not.
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Kyaikto Judge, Lawyer charged with Bribery

A township judge and a lawyer have been charged with corruption for allegedly soliciting bribes from a plaintiff and then ruling in favour of the accused after the other party paid more in bribes, the Anti Corruption Commission said in a statement.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Death Penalty not enough to end Child Rape: Groups

Ko Hlaing Myo Zin has taken solace from the death sentence meted out by the court to the man who raped and killed his two-year-old girl.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Court Sends former Child Soldier to jail

Former child soldier Aung Ko Htway was sentenced by a lower court on Wednesday to two years’ imprisonment and manual labour for sharing his experiences as a child soldier in the Tatmadaw (armed forces) on a local radio station.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay Court sentences Man to die for Child Rape

A Mandalay court has sentenced to death a man for raping a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Madaya township last month, amid a growing outcry for capital punishment of child molesters.
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

MOC mulls lifting Temporary Ban on Re-exporting Sugar

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is considering lifting a temporary ban on re-exporting sugar to boost Myanmar’s exports in the coming fiscal year, said U Yan Naing Tun, Director General of the Department of Trade under the MOC.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

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