Judicial system needs revamp: lawyer

Myanmar needs to move away from the British legal system it inherited during the colonial era to a judicial system that reflects the nation’s society, culture and traditions, said lawyer U Sein Hla, notary public, high court lawyer and chair of Yangon Region Rule of Law Centres and Justice Sector Coordinating Body Branch. He made […]

Zayar Thaw: from Rapper to Myanmar lawmaker

YANGON Myanmar’s parliament building, constructed by the former military junta in capital city Naypyitaw, is so gorgeous it could be mistaken for a palace. The lawmakers attending sessions there have become more diverse along with progress in democratization in the country. They include former physicians, as well as lawyers and business executives. But none of […]

Myanmar Lawyers Protest to Stop Historic Buildings’ Redevelopment

A group of 70 Myanmar lawyers protested Wednesday in a bid to stop the redevelopment of two British colonial-era buildings in the former capital Yangon, saying they will file a lawsuit within a month to prevent the structures from being converted into a hotel and other businesses. The protesters from the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network said […]

Myanmar Is Now Home To An Increasing Number Of International Law Firms

Following major investments flowing into Myanmar, international law firms are now scrambling to get into the country for a piece of the action in the rapidly developing economy, as foreign investors and businesses building their presence in Myanmar will certainly require legal counsel. Myanmar represents a new market for lawyers, not just investors. Before 2011, […]