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Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights

A Myanmar court yesterday ruled in favour of the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) in a land rights case between the Tatmadaw-linked organisation and 33 farmers inhabiting land near the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ). An NGO commented that the ruling represents a blow to the land rights of farmers and is “a continuation of the long hist ...
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay Government to seize Idle Farmland

Special teams have been formed to confiscate vacant, fallow and virgin land in seven districts of Mandalay Region on which farming still hasn’t started four years after they were approved for cultivation, said the regional government.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft YCDC Law to drive Yangon Growth submitted in Parliament

Yangon’s leaders want to upgrade and promote the city as a business hub for the country. Last week, its mayor, U Maung Maung Soe, submitted draft legislation for the governing and development of the city to the Yangon Regional Parliament.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament warns Urban Planners to follow the Law

A legislator has asked parliament to conduct a systematic review of all urban planning projects to determine if they are following the law.
Date: 06 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Construction Sector under threat from High Tax, Interest Rates

Unreasonably high tax and interest rates could lead to the collapse of Mandalay’s already ailing construction sector, U Shein Win, Vice Chair of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneur Association (MCEA) told The Myanmar Times last Friday.
Date: 29 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Yangon City Development Law under fire before Enactment

After six months of redrafting and deliberation, Yangon will lay down the latest version of the Yangon City Development Law very soon, Yangon Hluttaw bill committee chair U Thein Myint told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Condominium Rules allow More Flexibility for Foreigners

Foreigners will be given more flexibility to invest in the local property sector, according to new rules under the Condominium Law announced Thursday. The Condominium Rules are the final steps of the implementation of the Condominium Law, which was approved last year.
Date: 16 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Draft Condominium Bylaw to be ready in Two Months

The condominium bylaw which is currently being drafted will be enacted soon, and it will include the right for the buyers to be connected to banks and purchase with an instalment system, said U Min Htein, director general of the Department of Urban and Housing Development (DUHD) under the Ministry of Construction.
Date: 23 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Speaker warns Ministry about issuing of Land-use Certificates

The Department of Agricultural Farmland Management and Statistics, which issues land-use certificates to farmers, is not following proper procedures, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint warned the ministry that supervises the department.
Date: 10 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay targets Rental Agreement Violations

The government will take action against rental housings residents in the western part of Mandalay who sublet or resell their units, said Mandalay Mayor Ye Lwin.
Date: 11 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Land Rights Major Risk for EU-Myanmar IPA

As EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) negotiations entered the fifth round, a report released by ACT-Alliance on the potential risks and opportunities of the agreement has named Myanmar’s widespread land conflicts, land-related human rights, the need for policy space and limited institutional capacity as major obstacles to the f ...
Date: 12 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Locals to protest against Land, Compensation Issues

Local residents living near the Sabeitaung and Kyesintaung copper mines of Monywa township, will launch a protest on April 26 to demand a quick resolution to the issue of confiscated lands and compensation.
Date: 24 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court for Unlicensed Rental of Properties

MANDALAY property owners have been warned that from July onwards, those who rent out their premises without a house rental business license, will be taken to court.
Date: 17 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay Farmers want Lawsuits over Seized Land withdrawn

Farmers in Mandalay Region facing court cases over land seizures want the regional government to withdraw the lawsuits and return the land to them.
Date: 27 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Two Laws to be amended to solve Land Disputes

To resolve disputes over confiscated lands and to streamline the process of returning them to the rightful owners, the Union government will amend two land-related laws, said Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
Date: 14 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Disputes delaying Return of Land in Mandalay

Ownership disputes in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region have been delaying the return of farmlands which were previously confiscated for government projects.
Date: 07 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Consultation on Investment Rules highlights Land Issues

A public consultation on the regulations that will accompany Myanmar’s new investment law threw the spotlight onto the country’s complicated land legislation once again. But although they acknowledge the barriers that land rules present to potential investors, officials in charge of the investment law regulations say there is little the ...
Date: 30 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Report urges Review of Land Laws to protect Small-Scale Farmers

An evaluation of land use and farming laws by a local civil society group has concluded that the current legislative framework legalises unfair land confiscations, penalises small-scale farmers and discriminates against women owning, selling or inheriting land.
Date: 18 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mines Rules to be submitted for Government Review this Month

The new Myanmar Mining Law could soon have regulatory teeth that support the implementation of the law and establish a state and Union power division in the licensing process, The Myanmar Times has learned.
Date: 13 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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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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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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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).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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