FDA sues 25 pharmacy shops as of July

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sued 25 drug stores for allegedly selling illegal, substandard medicine between January and July, 2017, according to a report in the City News Daily yesterday. In 2016, FDA took action against 99 drug stores. “We have no judicial power to punish unlawful pharmacies. We can only take them to court,” […]

Mining ministry takes five firms to court over annual fees

Five small gold producers will be taken to court for not providing agreed-on amounts of gold to the government, according to U Aye Kyaw, a director at the Ministry of Mines. “We have tried to connect with them by notice and visits to get the companies to pay the gold that they owe before the […]

New anti-corruption law targets crooked politicians, government officials

NAY PYI TAW—If officials in the current government are deemed to be corrupt, action can be taken against them by the next government in accordance with provisions of the new anti-corruption law, legal analysts say. The anti-corruption law was enacted by the Union Assembly parliament on August 7 this year and took effect on September […]