Category: Legal

Myanmar Ruling Party Constitutional Amendments Again Thwarted

Myanmar lawmakers on Thursday failed to pass constitutional amendments proposed by Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party to reduce the power of the country’s military chief during states of emergency.The current charter, drafted in 2008 …

Posted in Legal March 12, 2020

Myanmar Jails Local Partner of US Hemp Grower For 20 Years

A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a Myanmar national to 20 years in jail for working on a hemp plantation operated by a U.S. citizen, deemed illegal by police because it grew cannabis, a local police official said.Shein Latt was arrested on April 22…

Posted in Legal March 10, 2020

Myanmar Army Sues Reuters for Criminal Defamation

Myanmar police said the army had filed a lawsuit against Reuters news agency and a local lawmaker for criminal defamation, weeks after the military objected to a news story published about the death of two Rohingya Muslim women as a result of shelling …

Posted in Legal March 10, 2020

Gunman Robs Bank Of Around 40,000 USD In Myanmar’s Yangon

YANGON, A gunman, with a bogus bomb, robbed a bank located in the eastern part of Myanmar’s Yangon, on Friday, an official from Office of the Yangon Region Police Force told Xinhua.“The robbery took place at a branch of CB Bank in North Dagon township…

Posted in Legal March 9, 2020

FOUR ARRESTED FOR E-COMMERCE SCAMS INVOLVING SALE OF FACE MASKS

The Police arrested two women and two men, between 24 and 27 February 2020, for their suspected involvement in separate e-commerce scams involving the sale of face masks and other items on Carousell.Between January and February 2020, the Police receive…

Posted in Legal March 7, 2020