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Criminal law

  • Criminal law (commentary)

    Individual Documents

    Title: Law and Money Laundering in Burma
    Date of publication: December 2001
    Description/subject: "Money laundering is the most significant economic phenomenon of organized crime. Containing the influence of organized crime requires the elimination of its livelihood, which in Burma is mainly the illicit drug trade. Under the rule of the military junta, Burma has become the world’s biggest producer of heroin and methamphetamines. Burma’s drug lords are now major investors in the country’s economy and have considerable cash reserves at their disposal. In many countries nowadays, tighter banking controls make it difficult for criminals to launder money for use in the legitimate economy. However, banking control in Burma is not very tight, legislation is ineffective, and the military junta is clearly benefiting from the drug trade. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has added Burma to its blacklist of countries deemed uncooperative in fighting money laundering. As a result of this, the Burmese junta is currently in the process of drafting an “Illicit Proceeds and Property Control Law”..."
    Author/creator: Peter Gutter
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Legal Issues on Burma Journal" No. 10 (Burma Lawyers' Council)
    Alternate URLs: The original (and authoritative) version of this article may be found in http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Legal_Issues_on%20Burma_Journal_10.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


  • Criminal law (texts)

    Individual Documents

    Title: The Penal Code (English & Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
    Date of publication: 01 May 1861
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (20MB)
    Date of entry/update: 09 January 2014


    • The Code of Criminal Procedure (Burmese)

      Individual Documents

      Title: Article 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Burmese)/ ျပစ္မႈဆိုင္ရာက်င့ ္ထံုးဥပေဒပုဒ္မ ၄ဝ၁၊
      Date of publication: 01 July 1898
      Description/subject: á€¡á€€á€ºá€¥á€¹á€¸á€žá€¬á€¸áŠ အက်ဥ္းသ ူ (၆၅၁)ဦးအား ျပစ္မႈဆိုင္ရာက်င့ ္ထံုးဥပေဒပုဒ္မ ၄ဝ၁၊ ပုဒ္မခြဲ(၁)အရ လြတ္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းသာခြင့ ္ျပဳ ခဲ့သည္ဟု ေရးသားေဖၚျပခဲ့... ျပစ္မႈဆိုင္ရာက်င့ ္ထံုးဥပေဒပုဒ္မ ၄ဝ၁၊ အျပည့္အစံု ကို ေဖၚျပပါသည္။ (ျပစ္ဒဏ္မ်ားကို ဆိုင္းငံ့ထားျခင္း၊ လြတ္ၿငိမ္းသက္သာခြင့္ေပးျခင္းႏွင့္ ေလွ်ာ့ေပါ့ ေျပာင္းလဲျခင္း)...This legislation was cited in the release of prisoners, 13 June 2012
      Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (286.89K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 January 2012


    • The Code of Criminal Procedure (English)

      Individual Documents

      Title: Article 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (English)
      Date of publication: 01 July 1898
      Description/subject: Legislation cited in the release of prisoners, 13th January, 2012
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (37.48K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 January 2012


      Title: The Code of Criminal Procedure of Burma/Myanmar (including schedules)
      Date of publication: 01 July 1898
      Description/subject: Search or navigate from The Table of Contents
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
      Date of entry/update: 08 December 2012


      Title: The Code of Criminal Procedure: Schedules II, III, IV
      Date of publication: 01 July 1898
      Description/subject: The Code of Criminal Procedure, [India Act V, 1898, 1st July 1898]..... SCHEDULE I: REPEALED (OMMITTED)... SCHEDULE II: TABULAR STATEMENT OF OFFENCES... SCHEDULE III: ORDINARY POWERS OF MAGISTRATES... SCHEDULE IV: ADDITIONAL POWERS WITH WHICH MAGISTRATES MAY BE INVESTED .
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Union of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. VIII
      Format/size: pdf (343K)
      Date of entry/update: 08 December 2012


    • The Penal Code

      Individual Documents

      Title: Articles from the Penal Code which have been used in political cases
      Date of publication: 01 May 1861
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (83K-articles; 784K-Penal Code full text)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs6/MYANMAR_PENAL_CODE-corr.1.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 28 May 2012


      Title: The Penal Code (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
      Date of publication: 01 May 1861
      Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (12MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 January 2014


      Title: The Penal Code (English & Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ )
      Date of publication: 01 May 1861
      Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
      Format/size: pdf (20MB)
      Date of entry/update: 09 January 2014


      Title: The Penal Code (English)
      Date of publication: 01 May 1861
      Description/subject: Table of contents followed by all 511 articles, in one big document... (INDIA ACT XLV. 1860) (1st May. 1861) The pdf version is based on the BLC version. A spell-check was run on the BLC version and checked against a hard-copy version of the "Myanmar Code". The hard-copy version was taken as authoritative and the text amended accordingly. Some obvious mistakes exist in the hard-copy original. These are left as-is, followed by "[sic. "xxxx" is presumably intended"]". The BLC version does not contain all the footnotes which exist in the hard-copy version. These will be added in a Corr.2
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Government of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council via Online Burma/Myanmar Library
      Format/size: (pdf (785K); html (1.8MB)
      Date of entry/update: 16 March 2006


    • Other crime-related laws (texts)

      Individual Documents

      Title: Anti-Corruption Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 23/2013 (English)
      Date of publication: 07 August 2013
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw trans. Polastri Wint & Partners
      Format/size: pdf (505K)
      Alternate URLs: http://pwplegal.com/documents/documents/f3142-Anti-Corruption-Law-%28PWP-Unofficial-English-Translation%29.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 01 July 2014


      Title: Anti-Bribery Bill / လဒ္ေပးလဒ္ယူမႈ ပေပ်ာက္ေရး ဥပေဒၾကမ္း (Burmese)
      Date of publication: 02 August 2012
      Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
      Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
      Format/size: pdf (1.15MB)
      Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


      Title: Anti-bribery Bill (English)
      Date of publication: 01 August 2012
      Description/subject: The Bill was approved by the Amyotha Hluttaw on 1 August 2012 (see alternate URL), but I do not know if it has gone further (OBL Lib).
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw
      Format/size: pdf (106K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/AH-NLM2012-08-02-day19.pdf
      Date of entry/update: 28 April 2013


      Title: The Law Amending the Control of Money Laundering Law - SPDC Law No. 8/2004 (English)
      Date of publication: 02 November 2004
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
      Format/size: pdf (53K)
      Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222836/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml04_08.htm
      Date of entry/update: 10 June 2013


      Title: The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Law - SPDC Law No. 4/2004 (English)
      Date of publication: 28 April 2004
      Description/subject: The Union of Myanmar: The State Peace and Development Council - The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Law (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 4/2004)... The 10th Waxing of Kason 1366 ME (28th April, 2004)... The State Peace and Development Council hereby enacts the following Law:- "..This Law shall apply to providing assistance in criminal proceedings with States parties to an international convention or regional agreement to which the Union of Myanmar is a State party or with the State that has entered into bilateral agreement or with the State that will provide reciprocal assistance though not a State party to the international convention or regional agreement or bilateral agreement with respect to investigation, prosecution and judicial proceedings in criminal matters..."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
      Format/size: pdf (88K), html (38K)
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/criminal-matters.htm
      http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222815/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml04_04.htm
      Date of entry/update: 02 May 2004


      Title: The Control of Money Laundering Law - SPDC Law No. 6/2002 (English)
      Date of publication: 17 June 2002
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
      Format/size: pdf (90K). html
      Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222747/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml02_06.html
      Date of entry/update: 08 September 2010


      Title: The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law - SLORC Law No.1/93 (English)
      Date of publication: 27 January 1993
      Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.1/93) - The 5th Waxing Day of Tabodwe, 1354 ME. - 27th January, 1993
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
      Format/size: pdf (96K); html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Narcotic_Drugs_Act.htm
      Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


      Title: The Law Amending the Gambling Law - SLORC Law No. 14/90 (English)
      Date of publication: 29 June 1990
      Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council- The Law Amending the Gambling Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 14/90) - The 8th Waxing Day of Waso, 1352 M.E. (29th June, 1990)
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
      Format/size: pdf (59K)
      Date of entry/update: 14 June 2013