myanmar - Criminal Law

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

European Union urges Myanmar to act against Illegal Wildlife Trade

The European Union (EU) has urged the government to take urgent action to end the illegal wildlife trade in domestic and border markets.
Date: 02 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Activist Monk jailed Three Months for US Embassy Protest

A local court has sentenced a monk, who was among the leaders of a protest at the US Embassy last year, to three months’ jail.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Jailed Reporters’ Lawyer doubts Testimony of Prosecution Witnesses

Defence lawyers on Wednesday noted discrepancies in the testimonies of prosecution witnesses in the trial of two Reuters journalists on charges of possession classified documents that carries a penalty of up to 14 years’ imprisonment.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

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