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Title: Colonial-era law repealed - Law Revoking Emergency Provisions Act approved
Date of publication: 05 October 2016
Description/subject: The Emergency Provisions Act was repealed on 4 October 2016
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Global New Light of Myanmar", 5 October 2016
Format/size: pdf (287K)
Date of entry/update: 19 October 2016


Title: Former Presidents' Security Law - Pydaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 25/2016 - နုိင္ငံေတာ္သမၼတတာဝန္ထမ္းေဆာင္ခဲ့သူ၏ လံုျခံဳေရးဆုိင္ရာဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 29 January 2016
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (128K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/?q=laws
Date of entry/update: 04 February 2016


Title: Counter-Terrorism Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 23/2014 - အၾကမ္းဖက္မွဳ တိုက္ဖ်က္ေရးဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 04 June 2014
Description/subject: Published in "Myanmar Alin" of 6 June 2014 pp5,6... Provisional English title
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "Myanmar Allin" of 6 June 2014
Format/size: pdf (171K)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2014


Title: The Law Amending the Law Safeguarding the State from the Danger of Subversive Elements - SLORC Law No. 11/91 (English)
Date of publication: 09 August 1991
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Law Amending the Law Safeguarding the State from the Danger of Subversive Elements [The State Protection Law] - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 11/91) - The 14th Waning Day of Second Waso, 1353 M.E. (9th August, 1991) ..... Repealed on 24 May 2016? - See: "Myanmar parliament withdraws state protection law"
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (53K)
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2013


Title: The Special Limitation Law - SLORC Law No. 9/88 (English)
Date of publication: 07 November 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Special Limitation Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 9/88)- The 13th Waning Day of Thadingyut, 1350 M.E (7th November, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: The Adaptation of Expressions Law - SLORC Law No. 8/88 (English)
Date of publication: 19 October 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Adaptation of Expressions Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 8/88) - The 9th Waxing Day of Thadingyut , 1350 M.E. (19th October, 1988
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: The Law Amending the Myanmar Red Cross Society Act, 1959 - SLORC Law No. 7/88 (English)
Date of publication: 12 October 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Law Amending the Myanmar Red Cross Society Act, 1959 - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 7/88) - 10-12 The 2nd Waxing Day of Thadingyut , 1350 M.E. (12th October, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: Declaration No. 6/88 of the State LORC (English)
Date of publication: 25 September 1988
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Working People's Daily"
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 15 August 2009


Title: SLORC Order Having the Force of Law No. 1/88 (English)
Date of publication: 19 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - Order Having the Force of Law No. (1/88) - The 9th Waxing Day of Tawthalin, 1350 M.E. (19th September, 1988
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (82K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: SLORC Order Having the Force of Law No. 2/88 (English)
Date of publication: 19 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - Order Having the Force of Law No. (2/88) - The 9th Waxing Day of Tawthalin, 1350 M.E. (19th September, 1988) -
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: SLORC Order Having the Force of Law No. 3/88 (English)
Date of publication: 19 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - Order Having the Force of Law No. (3/88) - The 9th Waxing Day of Tawthalin, 1350 M.E. (19th September, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: Announcement No. 1/88 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, 18 September 1988
Date of publication: 18 September 1988
Description/subject: The decree establishing the State Law and Order Restoration Council... "1) In order to effect a timely halt to the deteriorating conditions on all sides all over the country and for the sake of the interests of the people, the Defence Forces have assumed all power in the state with effect from today so as to carry out the following tasks immediately:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: html (5K), pdf (68K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1988-SLORC_Announcement1988-01-Formation_of_SLORC.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2004


Title: Announcement No. 2/88 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, 18 September 1988
Date of publication: 18 September 1988
Description/subject: "1) The following state institutions have been abolished effective today: ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2004


Title: SLORC Order 2/88 of 18 September 1988
Date of publication: 18 September 1988
Description/subject: Order No. 2/88 of the Organization for Building Law and Order in the State, dated 18 September 1988 - the 8th day of the waxing moon of Tawthalin, 1350... "In order to ensure law and order, and peace and tranquility, as well as to ensure the security and ease of transport and communications and the people's livelihood, the chief of staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, issues the following order for all monks and people to abide by:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: html (6K), Word (25K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/SLORC_Order_2-88.doc
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2005


Title: SLORC Order No. 1/88
Date of publication: 18 September 1988
Description/subject: Order No. 1/88 of the Organization for Building Law and Order in the State, dated 18 September 1988 -- the 8th day of the waxing moon of Tawthalin, 1350... "The Organization for Building Law and Order in the State has been formed with the following persons:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: html (8K), Word (25K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/SLORC_Order_1-88.doc
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2005


Title: State Protection Law (The Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts - Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 3, 1975 (English)
Date of publication: 05 February 1975
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 3, 1975. "The People’s Assembly enacts the following Law in order to prevent the infringement of the sovereignty and security of the Union of Burma against any threat to the peace of the people, and against the threat of those desiring to cause subversive acts causing the destruction of the country, without impeding citizens’ fundamental rights..." The 1991 amendment, Law No 11/91 of Aug. 9, 1991 is included in the document.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (22K)
Date of entry/update: 2001


Title: State Protection Law (The Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts) - (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 05 February 1975
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 3, 1975. "The People’s Assembly enacts the following Law in order to prevent the infringement of the sovereignty and security of the Union of Burma against any threat to the peace of the people, and against the threat of those desiring to cause subversive acts causing the destruction of the country, without impeding citizens’ fundamental rights..."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 2001


Title: Emergency Provisions Act - Section 5 (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 09 March 1950
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Emergency Provisions Act - Section 5 (English)
Date of publication: 09 March 1950
Description/subject: Repealed 4 October 2016 - see "Commentary", in adjoining section
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (23K); html
Alternate URLs: http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Suppressive%20Law/s5epa_e.html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: THE PUBLIC ORDER (PRESERVATION) ACT [BURMA ACT XVI, 1947] (3rd April, 1947)
Date of publication: 03 April 1947
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Burma Code, Vol. II, Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers Council
Format/size: html, pdf (97K)
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2011