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A Lower House parliamentarian submitted an emergency proposal to the legislature calling for action to be taken against members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) for their insufficient handling of a high-profile abuse case against two underage domestic workers.

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The new Myanmar Investment Law has been submitted to Parliament and is expected to be approved by October, following discussion by lawmakers and before the current parliamentary session ends.

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Burma’s Lower House of Parliament on Monday passed a bill abolishing provisions of the country’s Ward or Village Tract Administration Law which required citizens to report overnight guests to authorities.

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A Pyithu Hluttaw MP is demanding more specifics after the government last week recommended taking out two loans from international lenders totalling more than US$200 million.

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With the upper and lower houses unable to reconcile differences over draft amendments to the Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker announced last week that lawmakers would hash out their disagreements in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

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The military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party recently held its first conference since losing power following the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in last November’s elections.

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Discussion on abolishing the Emergency Provisions Act began in the upper house yesterday, as MPs mull a bill that would do away with national security legislation that was widely used in the past to stifle political dissent.

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A new ethnic affairs organisation has collated a 50-page development agenda and plans to present it as a priority list to parliament.

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Burma’s upper house of parliament on Monday voted down a proposal by former house speaker Khin Aung Myint of the Union Solidarity and Development Party to adopt a special plan to eradicate illiteracy in ethnic regions, enable ethnic people to pursue higher education, and promote ethnic literature.

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Myanmar needs to enact 48 laws as a matter of priority, the Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission has told parliament, with legislation aimed at tackling violence against women at the top of that list.

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Myanmar’s parliament has approved the government’s budget support plan to borrow 3.9 trillion kyats ( 3.18 billion U.S. dollars) from the central Bank of Myanmar for the government deposit account for 2016-17 financial year, parliament sources said Tuesday.

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International lawyers have welcomed Myanmar’s new investment law, saying it will create a better investment environment for both local and foreign investors once enforced.

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A bill to enshrine the fundamental rights, privacy and security of individuals was submitted by the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee yesterday, one of the first legislative initiatives of the National League for Democracy-dominated legislature that has not concerned bureaucratic reform.

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The Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee has expressed support for legislation to abolish the controversial 1950 Emergency Provisions Act, that was used under junta rule to jail political activists.

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A House of Representatives MP from Rakhine State introduced an urgent motion on August 30 requesting that non-Myanmar experts on the Arakan State Advisory Commission be replaced by local academics. The commission currently includes three foreigners including former UN Secretary-General Mr Kofi Anan.

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The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Tuesday tabled an emergency proposal in the lower house of parliament requesting the government reconsider the appointment of three foreigners to the newly formed Arakan Commission.

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Myanmar, which lacks viable copyright protections, is in need of a Science, Technology and Invention Law to safeguard intellectual property, Amyotha Hluttaw MP U Myo Win (NLD; Mon 8) said yesterday.

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The Lower House approved a bill on Wednesday that repeals Burma’s controversial 1950 Emergency Provisions Act.

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Burma’s Union Parliament passed a bill on Tuesday amending the 2016 Union Budget Law—drafted by the previous government and approved by the former legislature, trimming the estimated expenditures of the majority of the ministries.

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Burma’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill amending the 2016 Union Budget Law to cut spending in 14 government ministries.

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