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  1. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code Amendment Law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No 10 of 2019). (ရာဇသတ်ကြီးကို ပြင်ဆင်သည့်ဥပဒေ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-26 | MMR-2019-L-108181

    Amends the Penal Code, sections 15 (definition of imprisonment for life) and section 376 (penalty for rape). Rape of a woman over the age of 12 years old is punishable by a prison term of up to 20 years. For conjugal rape, the term of imprisonment is for a maximum of up to two years. For rape of a girl child under the age of 12 years old, the maximum term is life imprisonment.

  2. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law Amending the Code of Criminal Procedure (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 16/2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-20 | MMR-2016-L-103624

    Amends the Code concerning, inter alia, the term of "imprisonment for life" and "transportation for life".

  3. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Law Amending the Penal Code (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 6/2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-06 | MMR-2016-L-103621

    This amendment adjusts amount of fine, imprisonment terms etc. of a larger number of articles of The Penal Code.

  4. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Counter-Terrorism Law, 2014 (23/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-04 | MMR-2014-L-100518

  5. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Law (Law No. 4/2004). - Laws on-line in English

    Adoption: 2004-04-28 | MMR-2004-L-87409

    Sets out the procedures for providing mutual assistance to other States that are party to international or regional Conventions on assistance in criminal matters that Myanmar has also ratified.

  6. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Law Amending the Suppression of Prostitution Act, 1949 (Law No. 7/98). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-04-06 | MMR-1998-L-72889

    Amends the principal Act concerning the definition of "brothel" and increses the penalty contained in sections 5 and eight from a maximum of three to a maximum of five years imprisonment and they may also be liable to a fine.

  7. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1898-07-01 | MMR-1898-L-61341

    Comprehensive legislation on criminal procedure. Divided into six parts. Part I contains preliminary provisions. Part II regulates constitution and powers of criminal courts and offices. Part III contains general provisions. Part IV provides for prevention of offences. Part V deals with powers of police in carrying out investigations. Finally, Part VI regulates proceedings and prosecutions.

  8. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Evidence Act, 1872 (No. 1). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1872-09-01 | MMR-1872-L-61335

    Applies to all judicial proceedings in or before any Court, including Courts-martial, but not to affidavits presented to Court or officer, nor to proceedings before arbitrator. Part II regulates relevancy of facts, Part III facts which need not be proved, Part IV oral evidence, Part V documentary evidence, Part VI exclusion of oral by documentary evidence, Part VII burden of proof, Part VIII estoppel, Parts IX-X examination of witnesses, and finally, Part XI improper admission and rejection of evidence.

  9. Myanmar - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code, 1861. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1861-05-01 | MMR-1861-L-61342

    Penal Code. Divided into 23 parts. These deal with: punishments; general exceptions; abetment; criminal conspiracy; offences against the state; offences relating to certain provisions contained in the constitution; libel against foreign powers; offences relating to the army, navy and air force; offences against public tranquility; offences by or relating to public servants; offences relating to elections; contempt of lawful authority of public servants; false evidence and offences against public justice; offences relating to coin and and government stamps; offences relating to weights and measures; offences affecting public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals; offences relating to religion, offences affecting the human body, offences against property; offences relating to documents and to trade or property marks; criminal breach of contracts of service; offences relating to marriage, defamation, criminal intimidation, insult and annoyance; and attempts to commit offences.


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