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Name: Law Protecting the Peaceful and Systematic Transfer of State Responsibility and the Successful Performance of the Functions of the National Convention against Disturbances and Oppositions (SLORC Law No. 5/96)
Country: Myanmar
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-06-07
Entry into force:
ISN: MMR-1996-L-79570
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Online Burma/Myanmar Library, Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library PDF PDF (consulted on 2008-11-06)
Text in Burmese Text in Burmese Online Burma/Myanmar Library, Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (consulted on 2008-11-06)
Abstract/Citation: Provides that "no one and no organization shall violate either directly or indirectly any of the following prohibitions:
(a) inciting, demonstrating, delivering speeches, making oral or written statements and disseminating in order to undermine the stability of the State, community peace and tranquility and prevalence of law and order;
(b) inciting, delivering speeches, making oral or written statements and disseminating in order to undermine national re consolidation;
(c) disturbing, destroying, obstructing, inciting, delivering speeches, making oral or written statements and disseminating in order to undermine, belittle and make people misunderstand the functions being carried out by the National Convention for the emergence of a firm and enduring Constitution;
(d) carrying out the functions of the National Convention or drafting and disseminating the Constitution of the State without lawful authorization;
(e) attempting or abetting the violation of any of the prohibitions." (Article 3)
Penalities for violation of the law include imprisonment for a minimum of 5 years and fines.

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