myanmar - General & Misc

Government embraces Digital Registration System for Businesses

With the Myanmar Companies Law now enforced, investors intending to start business in the country should register their firms online at the Myanmar Companies Online (MyCO) website from August 1 onwards, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft Higher Education Law to be amended

The Ministry of Education and student representatives have agreed to amend the draft of the higher education law to make it more responsive to the needs of the country’s education system.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Hluttaw to discuss Ban on Cattle Export

Parliament will discuss a legislator’s proposal to ban the export of cattle that are used in seasonal cultivation.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Ultranationalists Warn of Trouble after Sign Ban

A charity group formed by members of a banned ultranationalist group has warned the state religious authority that it would be to blame for any unrest arising from its order to the group to remove its signboards within 45 days.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministries to get Special Anti-Graft Units

Special units will be set up in ministries to strengthen the government’s campaign against corrupt officials, according to a spokesman of the Anti-Corruption Commission Myanmar.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Students call for Higher Education Law

A Stundent coordination team submitted a request to the minister of Education on Monday for a meeting about drafting a higher education law and university charters.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

After Delay, Disability Rights Rules and Regulations published

The Social Welfare, Rescue and Resettlement Ministry last week released long-awaited regulations for the Disability Rights Law that was enacted in June 2015.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Late by-Law may delay Municipal Election

Yangon Region will elect members of the Yangon City Development Committee in December, Daw Than Myint Aung, a member of the committee, told reporters last week.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay disciplines 29 Judiciary Staff Members

Action was taken against 29 staff members of courts in Mandalay Region in the fiscal year 2017-18, U Soe Thein, regional high court chief justice, told a press conference in the last week of June.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Anti-Graft Body to set up Government Units to curb Corruption

Myanmar's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) announced on July 2 that they will join forces to tackle corruption.  
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

CSOs urge Government to sign Anti-Torture Pact

Civil society groups on Tuesday urged the government to sign the United Nations Convention Against Torture as soon as possible.
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Bar Council Law to be amended to represent Lawyers

Yangon, June 27 (MMT) - Amendments will be made to the Bar Council Law of 1989 so it would represent the interests of lawyers, a senior official of the Union Attorney General’s Office has told The Myanmar Times. Members of the high court lawyers association, which was formed under the Bar Council, will hold its regular meeting in Ju ...
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Legal Experts urges Myanmar to answer ICC Query

International legal experts urged the government on Sunday to respond to the request of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to comment on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine State or risk more pressure from the international community.
Date: 25 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Hotels Ministry threatens Hotelier with Legal Action

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Monday said it will take sue a hotelier for defaming the Union minister and department heads.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Education Advocacy Group lambasts Higher Education Bill

The National Network for Education Reform (NNER) said the higher education bill proposed by the Ministry of Education does not guarantee academic freedom and is not up to the standards of democracy.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Aid Money Projects are Tax Exempted: ministry

Yangon, June 4 (MMT) - All development projects implemented under grants, aids and Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans are exempted from income tax and commercial tax, according to a statement from the Ministry of Planning and Finance in late May.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Petroleum Trade Group urges Government to enforce Regulation

Myanmar Petroleum Trade Association (MPTA) secretary U Win Myint has expressed the need for the government to strictly enforce the recently enacted petroleum and petroleum products law in light of the widespread practice of retailers selling a mixture of imported and local fuel. Dr Myint stated the practice was tarnishing stations which adhere to t ...
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Government, Private Sector promote Local SME Goods with Export Potential

The government is working together with the private sector to promote locally produced goods, including those made in the states and regions beyond Yangon. The aim is to export the goods and narrow the trade deficit, which is in line with the National Export Strategy.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Most Court Cases resolved in 2017: Official

During 2017, 96 percent of cases filed in courts were resolved, according to Daw Tin Nwe Soe, Director General of the Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

Read More