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Former Child Soldier gets Six Months' Jail for Contempt

A former child soldier on Wednesday was sentenced to six months' jail for cursing the judge who approved his prosecution for talking to the media about his experience as a child soldier.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court lets Trial proceed of Monk accused in US Embassy Protest

Kamaryut township court Judge Thandar Shin has allowed the prosecution of a monk for leading a protest at the US embassy in Yangon last year, a lawyer for the accused said.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

People hail jailing of Six Tatmadaw Soldiers for Kachin State Killings

A military tribunal has sentenced six Tatmadaw troops, including four officers, to 10 years imprisonment after they were found guilty in the killing of three villagers in Mansi township in Kachin State last year, in a trial hailed by people in the area as transparent and impartial.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Shop Owner jailed for Staff Abuse dies in Prison

The owner of a tailor shop who was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for torturing her underaged helpers died in prison on Saturday, a month after beginning her jail term, her lawyer told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Anti-Graft Law to nab People who misuse the State Properties

The country’s anti-corruption law will be amended to give it more powers to pursue persons who misuse state-owned properties, an official of the anti-corruption commission said.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court rejects Bail Plea of Two Suspects in Monk Attack

A loacl court has denied a petition for bail by two suspects accused of beating up a monk at a restaurant in Yangon, an information officer for the victim said.
Date: 18 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Two Reuters Reporters held under Secrets Act

Two journalists from the Yangon bureau of the Reuters news service were arrested late Tuesday in Yangon for alleged unlawful possession of security documents, in violation of the country’s Official Secrets Act 1923.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Teen appeals Jail Term for contacting Armed Group

Kyaukme district court started to examine the appeal of Mai Cho Min Htwe, an eighth grader from Namhsan, on Tuesday.
Date: 13 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Defendant sentenced in Wanbao Harassment Case

In the final ruling on the Wanbao copper mining company employee harassment case, the court sentenced the defendant to a K500,000 fine or a two-month jail sentence.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Monk jailed One Month for Illegal Assembly

The Kamayut township court on Tuesday sentenced to one month jail Sadayaw U Par Maukkha for leading an illegal assembly in front of the United States Embassy in Yangon last year.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court denies Bail for Magwe Sayadaw

The petition to grant bail to the detained Magwe Sayadaw U Par Maukkha was denied by judge Daw Soe Mar Aye at Kamayut township court on Tuesday.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Teen gets Two Years in Prison for associating with Armed Group

A local court has sentenced a 14-year-old teenager from northern Shan State to two years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of associating with an armed ethnic group.
Date: 02 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kachin Baptists to appeal Verdict against Two Pastors

The Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) will appeal the guilty verdict and prison sentences of two Christian pastors from Munggu town, Muse district in Shan State, KBC general secretary Dr Hkalam Samson told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court to sentence Two Pastors in Northern Shan State on Friday

A LOCAL court will issue its verdict this week on two Christian pastors in the Northern Shan State accused of unlawful association with armed ethnic groups and of defaming the Tatmadaw, the lawyer of the defendants said.
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Embassy Protesters jailed

Four accused people, including Win Ko Ko Latt, who led a protest in front of the US Embassy in Yangon over the United States’ use of the word “Rohingya,” were sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment on Thursday by Kamayut township court.
Date: 02 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft Hate Speech Bill sent to Parliament

A draft bill prohibiting hate speech will be sent to parliament by the government following discussions with international and local civil society organisations (CSOs), the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs confirmed on Tuesday.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Bill to seek More Protection for Women

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will introduce the bill o prevent violence against women in the Cabinet and Hluttaw, said Dr Mya Thaung, member of parliament and chairman of the Women & Children’s Rights Committee. The legislation was submitted to the attorney-general’s office in the last week of July. "We ar ...
Date: 25 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Man jailed for running amok after hearing that Brother died

A man who went amok in Sanchaung township, yelling and threatening to harm people of other religion, was jailed for eight days in Insein Prison, a police officer told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Hluttaw OKs Action against Terrorists, help for Displaced Villagers

The Amyotha Hluttaw approved a proposal that urged the Union government to identify members of terrorist organisations in Rakhine State, take action against them under the anti-terrorism law, and help displaced ethnic people return to their villages, on Wednesday.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Russian Woman sentenced to 6 Months Jail, Hard Labour

A Russian woman, who was sentenced to one month in prison for entering a pagoda platform wearing footwear, was sentenced to another 6 months imprisonment for violating visa rules on August 25 according to Nyaung-U township immigration and national registration department staff officer U Thein Han.
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Departing Lawyer urged NLD Government to get their Acts together

ERIC Rose from Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Limited (HRMR), the Myanmar affiliate of New York-based Herzfeld & Rubin PC (H&R), attributed his exit to the combination of government inaction, the Rakhine crisis, remaining US financial sanctions and the suspension of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA), which he alluded to as a “three-legged stool”.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Court Staff involved in Corruption: Committee

Low-rankING court officers have been accused of misusing judges’ names to solicit bribes, which is damaging the integrity of the courts, said U Myint Lwin, chair of the Examination Committee at the Yangon regional Hluttaw.

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Lawyers mark One Year since U Ko Ni’s Death

Lawyer groups marked the first anniversary of U Ko Ni’s assassination on Sunday with a call for the swift punishment of his accused murderers.

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Myanmar, Denmark launch New SME Fund

The Embassy of Denmark in Yangon and Department of SME Development under the Ministry of Industry on Thursday launched a Responsible Business Fund aimed at improving the productivity and competitiveness of Myanmar Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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Myanmar takes Small Steps towards providing Greater Liquidity for SMEs

A rising number of start-ups as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are emerging in Myanmar as business opportunities rise. However, many companies fail to achieve their full potential and contribute substantially to the economy because capital assistance is lacking in the country.

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