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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Criminal cases cannot be withdrawn easily even if there’s an amicable settlement between the litigants as these can only be withdrawn by prosecutors acting on behalf of the state, said U Aung Win, Advocate General of Mandalay Region.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

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


DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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