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Amendments seek to curtail Power of President, Election Body

A Constitutional amendment bill submitted by the Tatmadaw (military) and Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) would reduce the authority of the president and election commission.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLD urged to allow Public Role in Charter Amendment

The public needs to take part in the National League for Democracy-led government’s effort to amend the constitution, social organisations said.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Hluttaw discusses transferring Charter Change Bill

The Joint Bill Committee told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) on Monday that it had failed to agree on the way to amend Section 261 of the 2008 Constitution.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Amendment Committee starts Meetings at First Chapter of Constitution

The Joint Committee for the amendment of the 2008 Constitution will start its discussions with the first chapter of the document.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mandalay Parliament to form Committee to review Laws

The Mandalay regional parliament will form a committee to review the timeliness and effectiveness of regional laws, MP Daw Thae Su Wai, who will chair the committee, said.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw says 48 Principles in 2008 Constitution ‘untouchable’

The Tatmadaw (military) says it will not allow changes to 48 basic principles of the 2008 Constitution, a military spokesman said.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament approves Charter Change Proposal despite Military Rejection

THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) on Tuesday approved an urgent proposal to amend the controversial 2008 constitution, despite all military MPs voting against it.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mutual Trust necessary in amending Constitution: Thura U Shwe Mann

National reconciliation in the most important element in ensuring progress in Myanmar’s democratic transition, Thura U Shwe Mann, chair of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Issues Assessment Commission, said on Friday.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

A test of the Judiciary and Press Freedom in Myanmar

After more than eight months and 36 hearings, the verdict will be out soon in the trial of two Reuters journalists accused of possession of classified government documents.
Date: 24 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

States Constitutions crucial to aiding Peace Process: Expert

States and regions acquiring legal agreements concerning their right to draft their own constitutions will play a crucial role to move forward the peace negotiations that have been in a deadlock, political experts and reform advocates said.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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