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Burma laws, decrees and regulations from 1818 to 1954 - "The Burma Code"
The full text versions are rough scans which are best viewed with Google Chrome...Individual laws may be more legible. As time and resources permit, these rather large files will be reduced, divided into sections, print quality improved and new scans made of poor quality originals.

  • "The Burma Code" (Myanmar Supreme Court website)

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" vols I-XIII
    Description/subject: These versions are so heavy (average 71MB per volume) as to be virtually inaccessible to most users. Being static image files, individual items cannot be copied. See the reduced and digitised versions on the Online Burma/Myanmar Library.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Myanmar Supreme Court
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Alternate URLs: http://www.unionsupremecourt.gov.mm/
    Date of entry/update: 11 November 2013


  • General Index of "The Burma Code"

    Individual Documents

    Title: General Index of "The Burma Code"
    Date of publication: 25 July 1958
    Description/subject: This index covers the 13 volumes of the Burma Code, which contains laws from the British Colonial period to the mid '50s. The volume and page references are to the full text versions below.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "The Burma Code" vol. XIII
    Format/size: pdf (233K)
    Date of entry/update: 18 July 2013


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. I

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. I (full text)
    Date of publication: 16 August 1955
    Description/subject: Full text, including laws which have been repealed...Some text is illegible online with Firefox. Try Google Chrome, download and read offline.....INDEX OF LAWS IN VOL.I: Accountants Default Act, Public... (Adaptation of Laws) Order, 1948, Union of Burma... Anti-boycott Act... Burma Extradition Act ... Burma General Clauses Act... Burma Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act... Burma Indemnity and V alidating Act, 1945... Burma Laws Act... Burma Laws (Adaptation) Act, 1940... Burma Passport Act... Burma Small Cause Courts Act... City Civil Court Act. Rangoon... Constitution Amendment Act, 1951 ... Contempt of Courts Act... Court Act, Rangoon City Civil... Courts Act, Contempt of... Destruction of Records Act... Disposal of Police Officers’ Estates Act... Extradition Act, Burma ... Foreign Recruiting Act ... Foreign Relations Act... Foreigners Act... Foreigners Act, Registration of... General Clauses Act, Burma... Identification of Prisoners Act... Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act, Burma... Immoveable Property (Restriction) Act, Transfer of... (Incitement to Disaffection) Act, Police... Indemnity and Validating Act, 1945, Burma... Judicial Officers Protection Act ... Judiciary Act, Union... Laws Act, Burma... Laws (Adaptation) Act, Burma... M ilita ry Police Act, Union... Offenders Act, Young... Passport Ac t, Burma ... Pensions Act ... Police Act, 1945... Police Act, Rangoon ... Police (Incitement to Disaffection) Act... Police Officers' Estates Act, Disposal of... Present W a r Termination (Definition) Act, 1946... Prisons Act ... Prisoners Act, Identification of... Prisoners Regulation, state... Protection Act, Judicial Officers... Public Accountants Default Act... Public Servants Inquiries Act... Rangoon City Civil Court Act... Rangoon Police Act... Records Act, Destruction of... Registration of Foreigners Act... Small Cause Courts Act, Burma... State Prisoners Regulation ... Transfer of Immoveable Property (Restriction) Act... Union of Burma (Adaptation of Laws) Order, 1948... Union Judiciary Act... Union M ilitary Police Act... War Termination (Definition) Act, 1946, Present... Young Offenders Act.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (11MB)
    Date of entry/update: 10 August 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. I
    Description/subject: This page contains the texts of most laws of Vol I which have not been repealed
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: The Burma Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1947
    Date of publication: 13 June 1947
    Description/subject: [This is the official text of the Act, Burma Act XXXI of 1947]... Though not originally intended to curb freedom of opinion and expression this law, along with the Electronics Act, the Import/Export Act and the Unlawful Associations Act, has been used against video journalists
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Govt. of Burma ("The Burma Code" Vol. I)
    Format/size: pdf (69K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


    Title: The Police Act, 1945
    Date of publication: 19 March 1945
    Description/subject: ‘WHEREAS it is expedient to amend and re-enact the law relating to the police in order to make it a more efficient instrument for the prevention and detection of crime; * * * 2 It is hereby enacted as follows: —
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. I
    Format/size: pdf (74K)
    Date of entry/update: 22 July 2013


    Title: The Contempt of Courts Act
    Date of publication: 01 May 1926
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "The Burma Code" Vol. I (Govt. of the Union of Burma)
    Format/size: pdf (11K)
    Date of entry/update: 17 March 2009


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. II

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. II (A., "The Forces")
    Date of publication: 01 September 1955
    Description/subject: Pages 1-182. This document may be illegible in Firefox. Try Google Chrome...Since the whole of this document is a large file we have also split it into 2 parts: A. The Forces and B. Protection of the Constitution.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
    Date of entry/update: 14 August 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. II (full text)
    Date of publication: 01 September 1955
    Description/subject: This document may be illegible in Firefox. Try Google Chrome...since it is a large file we have also split it into 2 parts: A. The Forces and B. Protection of the Constitution..... INDEX OF VOL. II: Air Force (Discipline) Act, Burma ... Air Force (Discipline) Act, Burma Volunteer ... Armament Act, Naval ... Arms Act … Arms (Temporary Amendment) Act ... Army Act, Burma ... Army Suspension of Sentences Act, Burma ... Auxiliary Service (Burma) Act, Women’s ... Bankers’ Books Inspection Act ... Burma Air Force (Discipline) Act ... Burma Army Act ... Burma Army suspension of Sentences Act ... Burma Auxiliary Force Act ... Burma Military Nursing Service Act ... Burma Naval Discipline Act ... Burma Naval Volunteer Reserve (Discipline) Act ... Burma Official Secrets Act ... Burma, Reserve Forces Act ... Burma Volunteer Air Force (Discipline) Act ... Defence Act, Works of ... Discipline Act, Burma Naval ... (Discipline) Act, Burma Naval Volunteer Reserve ... (Discipline) Act, Burma Air Force ... (Discipline) Act, Burma Volunteer Air Force ... Explosive Substances Act ... Expulsion of offenders Act ... Inspection Act, Bankers’ Books ... Litigation Act, Soldiers... Military Nursing Service Act, Burma... Naval Armament Act... Naval Discipline Act, Burma... Naval Volunteer Reserve ( Discipline) Act, Burma.... Nursing Service Act, Burma, Military... Offenders Act, Expulsion of ... Official Secrets Act, Burma ... Picketing Act... Press (Emergency Powers) Act... Press, (Registration) Act... Protection Act, Public Property... Protection Act, Public utilities ... (Protection in civil Employment) Act, Volunteer Forces ... Public Order (Preservation) Act ... Public Property Protection Act ... Requisitioning (Emergency Provisions) Act... Reserve Forces Act, Burma ... Search (Special Power) Act ... Seditious Meetings Act ... Soldiers Litigation Act ... Supplies and Services Act, Essential ... Suspension of Sentences Act, Burma Army ... Territorial Force Act, Burma ... Unlawful Associations Act ... Utilities Protection Act, Public ... Volunteer Air Force (Discipline) Act, Burma ... Volunteer Forces (Protection in Civil Employment) Act ... Volunteer Reserve (Discipline) Act, Burma Naval... Women's Auxilliary Service (Burma) Act... Works of Defence Act.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (9.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 14 August 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. II
    Description/subject: This page contains the texts of most laws in Vol II which have not been repealed.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: The Burma Code Vol. II (B., "Protection of the Constitution")
    Date of publication: 01 September 1955
    Description/subject: This document may be illegible in Firefox. Try Google Chrome...Since the whole of this document is a large file we have also split it into 2 parts: A. The Forces and B. Protection of the Constitution.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 14 August 2013


    Title: THE PUBLIC ORDER (PRESERVATION) ACT [BURMA ACT XVI, 1947] (3rd April, 1947)
    Date of publication: 03 April 1947
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Burma Code, Vol. II, Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers Council
    Format/size: html, pdf (97K)
    Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222123http://www.blc-burma.org/html/burma%20code/lr_e_bc02_28.html
    Date of entry/update: 11 October 2011


    Title: THE PRESS (EMERGENCY POWERS) ACT [INDIA ACT XXIII, 1931] (9th October, 1931)
    Date of publication: 09 October 1931
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: "Burma Code" Vol. II, Government of the Union of Burma, via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html, pdf (123K)
    Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/Press-Emergency_Powers-Act.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 11 October 2011


    Title: THE EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES ACT
    Date of publication: 08 June 1908
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma (Burma Code Vol. II)
    Format/size: pdf (61K)
    Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902225827/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Burma%20Code/lr_e_bc02_21.html
    Date of entry/update: 28 May 2012


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. III

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. III (full text)
    Date of publication: 09 January 1956
    Description/subject: Full text. Best viewed with Google Chrome.....INDEX OF VOL. III: Betting Tax Act ... Bonded Warehouses Act, Inland... Burma Excise Act ... Burma Income-tax Act ... Burma Salt Act ... Burma Stamp Act ... Burma stamp (Amendment) (Validating) Act ... Cash Certificates Act, Post Office ... Certificates Act, Savings ... Cesses Act, District ... Cigarettes Duty Act ... Collection of Taxes Act, provisional... Control of Imports and Exports'(Temporary) Act... Currency (Evaluation) Act, Japanese... Customs Act, Land ... Customs Act, Sea ... District Cesses Act ... Duties Act, Iron and steel ... Duties Act, Motor Siprit ... Duty Act, Cigarettes ... Entertainment Tax Act ... Exchange Regulation Act, Foreign ... Excise Act, Burma ... (Excise Duty) Act. Matches ... (Excise Duty) Act, Silver ... (Excise Duty! Act, Sugar ... Finance Supplementary and Extending Act ... . Financial Commissioness Act ... Fisheries Act ... Foreign Exchange Regulation Act ... Forest Act ... Government Savings Banks Act ... Government Securities Act ... Imports and Exports (Temporary) Act, Control of... Income-tax Act, Burma ... Inland Bonded Warehouses Act... Iron and steel Duties Act ... Japanese Currency (Evaluation) Act... Land and Revenue Act ... Land and Revenu<*ff?egulation, Upper Burma... Land Customs Act ... Matches (Excise Duty) Act ... Metal Tokens Act ... Motor Spirit Duties Act ... Post Office Cash Certificates Act ... Provisional Collection of Taxes Act... Recovery Act, Revenue ... Revenue Act, Land and ... Revenue Recovery Act ... Revenue Regulation, Upper Burma Land and ... Salt Act, Burma ... Savings Banks Act. Government ... Savings Certificates Act ... Savings Stamps Act ... Sea Customs Act ... Securities Act, Government ... Silver (Excise Duty) Act ... Stamp Act, Burma ... Stamps Act, Savings ... Stamp 'Amendment) (Validating) Act, Burma ... Sugar (Excise Duty) Act ... Taxes Act, Provisional Collection of... Tokens Act, Metal ... Upper Burma Land and Revenue Regulation
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (17MB) 552 pages
    Date of entry/update: 06 September 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. III (pp114-556) - Revenue
    Date of publication: 09 January 1956
    Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. The Land and Revenue Act ... 2. The Upper Burma Land and Revenue Regulation... 3. The District Cesses Act ... 4. The Revenue Recovery Act ... 5. The Provisional Collection of Taxes Act ... 6. The Burma Income-tax Act ... 7. The Sea Customs Act... 8. The Land Customs Act... 1. The Inland Bonded Warehouses Act... 2. The Burma _Excise Act... 3. The Burma Salt Act ... 4. The Sugar (Excise Duty) Act ... 5. The Matches (Excise Duty) Act ... 6. The Cigarettes Duty Act ... 7. The Motor Spirit Duties Act... 8. The Finance Supplementary and Extending Act, 1931... 9. The Iron and Steel Duties Act ... 10. The Silver (Excise Duty) Act... 11. The Betting Tax Act ... 12. The Bauaalstamp Act ... 13. The Burma Stamp (Amendment) (Validating) Act ... 14. The Forest Act... 15. The Fisheries Act ... 16. The Entertainment Tax Act... ... 17. The Control of Imports and Exports (Temporary) Act...plus Burmese texts
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (12MB)
    Date of entry/update: 03 November 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. III pp1-114 (Finance)
    Date of publication: 09 January 1956
    Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS: A- Finance. 1. The Metal Tokens Act ... 2. The Government Securities Act ... 3. The Government Savings Banks Act ... 4. The Post Office Cash Certificates Act ... 5. The Financial Commissioners Act ... 6. The Japanese Currency (Evaluation) Act ... 7. The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act ... 8. The Savings Certificates Act ... 9. The Savings Stamps Act ... plus Burmese texts.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (4.8MB)
    Date of entry/update: 03 November 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. III
    Description/subject: This page contains the texts of most laws of Vol. III which have not been repealed.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: The Control of Imports and Exports (Temporary) Act [Burma Act LVI, 1947]
    Date of publication: 30 September 1947
    Description/subject: Though not originally intended to curb freedom of opinion and expression this law, along with the Electronics Act, the Immigration Act and the Unlawful Associations Act, has been used against video journalists.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (70K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 June 2011


    Title: The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act [Burma Act XLIV. 1947.]
    Date of publication: 01 August 1947
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (103K)
    Date of entry/update: 29 May 2013


    Title: The Land Customs Act [India Act, XIX 1924.]
    Date of publication: 13 December 1924
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (43K)
    Date of entry/update: 28 May 2013


    Title: THE GOVERNMENT SECURITIES ACT. [INDIA ACT X, 1920.] (English)
    Date of publication: 01 April 1920
    Description/subject: THE GOVERNMENT SECURITIES ACT. [INDIA ACT X, 1920.] (1 st April, 1920,
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (61K)
    Date of entry/update: 30 May 2013


    Title: The Burma Excise Act [Burma Act V, 1917]
    Date of publication: 01 October 1917
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (145K)
    Date of entry/update: 28 May 2013


    Title: THE MYANMAR COMPANIES ACT 1913 [India Act VII 1913] (English)
    Date of publication: 01 April 1914
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. IX
    Format/size: pdf 962K)
    Date of entry/update: 30 May 2013


    Title: The Burma Stamp Act - [INDIA ACT II , 1899.]
    Date of publication: 01 July 1899
    Description/subject: THE BURMA STAMP ACT. [INDIA ACT II, 1899.] (1st July, 1899.)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (124K)
    Date of entry/update: 28 May 2013


    Title: THE UPPER BURMA LAND AND REVENUE REGULATION. [REGULATION III, 1889.] (English)
    Date of publication: 13 July 1889
    Description/subject: THE UPPER BURMA LAND AND REVENUE REGULATION.' [REGULATION III, 1889.] (13th July, 1889.)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (87K)
    Date of entry/update: 30 May 2013


    Title: The Sea Customs Act - India Act VIII 1878 (English)
    Date of publication: 01 April 1878
    Description/subject: THE SEA CUSTOMS ACT. [INDIA ACT VIII, 1878.] (1st April, 1878.)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of Burma via "The Burma Code, Vol. III
    Format/size: pdf (306K-OBL version; 379K-BLC version)
    Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902225949/http://www.blc-burma.org/PDF/Law/BC/vol3/THE%20SEA%20CUSTOMS%20ACT.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 30 May 2013


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. IV

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. IV (full text)
    Date of publication: 19 February 1956
    Description/subject: Full text. 1956 edition (individual laws have various dates).....Public Health (24 laws)...Education (12 laws)...Agriculture (8 laws)...Animal Welfare (8 laws)...Rehabilitation (3 laws)...Religious Affairs (5 laws)....Best viewed with Google Chrome
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. IV
    Format/size: pdf (6.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 06 September 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. IV
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY -- NO TEXTS (JUNE 2005)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: Suppression of Prostitution Act, 1949 (Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
    Date of publication: 21 April 1949
    Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol IV
    Format/size: pdf (838K)
    Date of entry/update: 11 July 2013


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. V

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. V (full text)
    Date of publication: 14 March 1956
    Description/subject: COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND MINES - 13 laws in English: The State Aid to Industries Act... The Weavers’ Loans Act... The Cotton Cess Act... The Cotton Transport Act... The Cotton Industry Statistics Act... The Lac Cess Act... The Sugar Cane Act... The Burma Merchandise Marks Act... The Geneva Convention Implementing Act... The Weights and Measures of Capacity Act... The Measuring Basket Standardization Act... The Measures of Length Act... The Upper Burma Ruby Regulation... + 10 in Burmese (overlap?)..... POWER - 5 laws in English: The Boilers Act... The Electricity Act... The Water Power Act... The Petroleum Act... The Explosives Act... + 1 in Burmese (overlap?)..... LABOUR - 11 laws in English: The Apprentices Act... The Children (pledging of Labour) Act... The Dock Labourers Act... The Mines Act... The Oilfields Act... The Payment of Wages Act... The Workmen’s Compensation Act... The Emigration Act... The Trade Unions Act... The Trade Disputes Act... The Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act... + 9 in Burmese (overlap?).....
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol.V (1956 edition)
    Format/size: pdf (18MB) - 460 pages
    Date of entry/update: 06 September 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. V pp1-295 (General Administration - Commerce, Industry and Mines)
    Date of publication: 14 March 1956
    Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS of pp1-295: G. Commerce, Industry and Mines. 1. The State Aid to Industries Act... 2. The Weavers’ Loans Act... 3. The Cotton Cess Act ... 4. The Cotton Transport Act... 5. The Cotton Industry Statistics Act ... 6. The Lac Cess Act... 7. The Sugar Cane Act... 8. The Burma Merchandise Marks Act... 9. The Geneva Convention Implementing Act... 10. The Weights and Measures of Capacity Act... 11. The Measuring Basket Standardization Act... 12. The Measures of Length Act... 13. The Upper Burma Ruby Regulation Act
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (9.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 03 November 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. V pp295-465 (Burmese text)
    Date of publication: 14 March 1956
    Description/subject: Mostly Burmese documents...Check the index at the end
    Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (9.2MB)
    Date of entry/update: 03 November 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. V
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: THE TRADE DISPUTES ACT. [INDIA ACT VII, 1929.]
    Date of publication: 08 May 1929
    Description/subject: Contains amendments made in 1947, 1948, 1950, 1954
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. V
    Format/size: pdf (411K)
    Date of entry/update: 23 April 2012


    Title: The Trade Unions Act (India Act XVI, 1926)
    Date of publication: 1926
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. V
    Format/size: pdf (73K)
    Date of entry/update: 03 May 2012


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. VI

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. VI (full text)
    Date of publication: 19 September 1956
    Description/subject: Contents include: Municipal Taxation Act ... 2- The Government Buildings Act ... 3. The Local Authorities Loans Act ... 4. The Local Authorities Pensions and Gratuities Act ... 5. The Local Authorities (Suspension) Act ... 1. The Village Act ... 1. The Rural Self-Government Act ... 1. The Municipal Act ... 2. The City of Rangoon Municipal Act ... 3. The Rangoon Water Works Act ... 4. The Underground Water Act 1. The Cantonments Act ... 2. The Cantoftments (House Accommodation) Act
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. VI
    Format/size: pdf (12MB)
    Date of entry/update: 09 September 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. VI
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. VII

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. VII (full text)
    Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS.... COMMUNICATIONS AND CARRIERS: A. Posts and Telegraphs: 1. The Burma Post Office Act... 2. The Burma Telegraph Act ... 3. The Burma Wireless Telegraphy Act..... B. Roads, Bridges and Ferries: 1. The Highways Act... 2. The Tolls Act... 3. The Tolls (Army) Act... 4. The Ferries Act ….. C. Carriers: 1. The Carriers Act... 2. The Burma Carriage of Goods by Sea Act ... 3. The Bills of Lading Act... 4. The Burma Carriage by Air Act..... D. Motor Vehicles and Hackney Carriages: 1. The Burma Motor Vehicles Act... 2. The Stage Carriages Act... 3. The Hackney Carriage Act... 4. The Rangoon Hackney Carriages Act... The Railways Act: 1. The Railway Companies Act... 2. The Tramways Act ... 3. The Railways (Motor Transport Services) Act..... F. River Transport: 1. The Inland Steam Vessels Act ... 2. The Obstructions in Fairways Act ... 3. The Defile Traffic Act ... G. Aircraft: 1 .The Burma Aircraft Act ….. H. Merchant Shipping: 1. The Burma Merchant Shipping Act ... 2. The Burma Registration of Ships Act ….. I. Ports, Pilots, Lighthouses: 1. The Ports Act ... 2. The Rangoon Port Act ... 3. The Outports Act ... 4. The Pilots Act ... 5. The Burma Lighthouse Act.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (12MB)
    Date of entry/update: 01 November 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. VII
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: Burma Wireless Telegraphy Act
    Date of publication: 01 January 1934
    Description/subject: [India Act XVII, 1933.] (1st January, 1934.)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma (Burma Code Vol. VII)
    Format/size: pdf (69K)
    Date of entry/update: 18 July 2012


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. VIII

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Myanmar Code" Vol. VIII (full text)
    Date of publication: 23 July 1957
    Description/subject: 1957 edition.....CRIMINAL LAW: 1. The Penal Code... 2. The Code of Criminal Procedure... 3. The Code of Criminal Procedure (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1954... 4. The Whipping Act... 5. The Gambling Act... 6. The Special Judges Act, 1946... 7. The Sanction for Prosecution (War-Time Offences) Act, 1946... 8. War-Time Crimes (Exemption) Act, 1946 t). The Special Ciimes (Tribunal) Act, 1947... 10.... 11....
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Myanmar
    Format/size: pdf (13MB)
    Date of entry/update: 05 October 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. VIII
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - FOR THE TEXT OF THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROOCEDURE, SEE SEPARATE ENTRY.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: The Code of Criminal Procedure
    Date of publication: 01 July 1898
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. VIII, via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html, pdf
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    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


    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


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. IX

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. IX (full text)
    Date of publication: 17 October 1957
    Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS..... TORTS TO PERSONS: 1. The Fatal Accidents Act ... CONTRACT: 1. The Contract Act... INSURANCE: 1.The Insurance Companies Act ... 2. The Life Assurance Companies Act ... 3. The Provident Insurance Societies Act ... 4. The Provident Funds Act ... 5. The Contributory Provident Funds Act ... 6. [Burmese text]... 7. [Burmese text]..... AGENCY: 1. The Powers of Attorney Act ... Trusts - 1. The Trusts Act ... 2. The Official Trustees Act ... 3. The Administration of Public Funds Act ... 4. Burmese text... 5. Burmese text..... CHARITIES: 1. The Religious Societies Act... 2. The Charitable Endowments Act... 3. The Charitable and Religious Trusts Act... 4. The Mussalman Wakf Act... ASSOCIATIONS: 1. The Partition Act ... 2. The Partnership Act... 3. The Societies Registration Act ... 4. The Co-operatives Societies Act ... 5. The Burma Companies Act... 5. The Companies Foreign Interests Act... 7. The Companies (War-Time Provisions) Act, 1945... 8. Burmese text.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" (1957 ed.)
    Format/size: pdf (10MB)
    Date of entry/update: 23 September 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. IX
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. X

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. X (full text)
    Date of publication: 08 August 1958
    Description/subject: “THE BURMA CODE”: INDEX OF VOLUME X (English texts only)..... Accrual of Interest (War-Time) Adjustment Act ... Acquisition Act, LAnd ... Acquisition (Mines) Act, Land ... Agricultural Debts Moratorium Act ... Agriculturists' Debt Relief Act Burma ... Alienation Act, Land ... Boundaries Act ... Burma Agriculturalists’ Debt Relief Act, Burma... Burma Copyright Act ... . Burma Land Purchase Act ... Burma Patents and Designs Act, 1945 ... Burma Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1946 ... Claims Act, Waste Lands ... Control Act, Urban Rent, 1948 .. . Copyright Act, Burma ... Custodian of Moveable Property Act ... Debts Moratorium Act, Agricultural ... Debt Relief Act. Burma Agriculturists' ... Designs Act, 1945, Burma Patents and ... Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1946, Burma Patents and ... Estates Act, Government Management of Private ... Goods Act, Sale of ... . Government Management of Private Estates Act ... Grants Act, State ... Instruments Act, Negotiable ... Interest Act ... Interest (War-Time Adjustment) Act, 1947, Accrual of ... Land Acquisition Act ... Land Acquisition (Mines) Act ... Land Alienation Act ... Land Purchase Act, Burma ... Leases (Termination) Act, Monthly ... Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) Act, 1945 ... Loans Act, Usurious ... Lower Burma Town and Village Lands Act ... Management of Private Estates Act, Government ... Money Lenders Act ... Monthly Leases (Termination) Act ... Moratorium Act, Agricultural Debts .. .. Moveable Property Act, Custodian of ... Negotiable Instruments Act ... Patents and Designs Act, 1945, Burma ... Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1946 ... Private Estates Act, Government Management of ... Property Act, Custodian of Moveable ... Property Act, Transfer of ... Purchase Act, Burma Land ... Registration Act ... Registration (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1947... Rent Control Act, Urban ... . Sale of Goods Act ... State Grants Act ... Tenancy Act, 1946 .. . Town and Village Lands Act, Lower Burma ... Transfer of Property Act ... Treasure Trove Act ... Urban Rent Control Act, 1948... Usurious Loans Act... Village Lands Act, Lower Burma Town and ... (War-Time Adjustinent) Act, Accural of Interest ... (War-Time Adjustment) Act, Liabilities ... Waste Lands Claims Act
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. X
    Format/size: pdf (10MB)
    Date of entry/update: 30 October 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. X
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY -- NO TEXTS (JUNE 2005)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: Burma Copyright Act of 1914
    Date of publication: 24 February 1914
    Description/subject: Also known as the Myanmar Copyright Act of 1914...amendments are footnoted citing the Adaptation of Laws Order which is in "Burma Code Vol. 1 at http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs6/Adaptation_of_Laws_Order.pdf
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Govt. of the Union of Burma: "The Burma Code" Vol. X
    Format/size: pdf (524K)
    Date of entry/update: 11 March 2009


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. XI

    Individual Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. XI (full text)
    Date of publication: 22 October 1958
    Description/subject: INDEX TO VOL. XI: Administrator-General’s Act... Adoptions Act, Registration of Kittima... Anand Marriage Act... Arbitration Act... Arbitration (Protocol and Convention) Act... Bar Council Act... Burma Divorce Act ... Burma Insolvency Act... Caste Disabilities Removal Act ... Child Marriage Restraint Act ... Christian Marriage Act... Church of Scotland Kirk Session Act... Council Act, Bar... Disposition of Property Act, Hindu ... Dissolution Act, Native Convert, Marriage... Divorce Act, Burma ... Divorce Act, Parsi Marriage and... Foreign Marriage Act... Gains of Learning Act, Hindu ... Guardians and Wards Act... Hindu Disposition of Property Act... Hindu Gains of Learning Act ... Hindu Inheritance (Removal of Disabilities) Act... Hindu Law of Inheritance Amendment Act... Hindu Widows’ Re-marriage Act... Insolvency Act, Burma... Insolvency Act, Rangoon... Kazis Act... Kirk Session Act, Church of Scotland... Kittima Adoptions Act, Registration of... Legal Practitioners Act... Legal Representatives Suits Act... Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act... Majority Act... Marriage Act, Anand... Marriage Act, Christian... Marriage Act, Foreign... Marriage Act, Special... Marriage and Divorce Act, Parsi... Marriage Dissolution Act, Native Converts’... Married Women’s Property Act... Mussaliran Wakf Validating Act... Native Converts’ Marriage Dissolution Act... Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act...Practitioners Act, Legal ... Property Act, Married Women’...Protocol and Convention Act, Arbitration ... Rangoon Insolvency Act ... Registration of Kittima Adoptions Act ... Relief Act, Specific ... Re-mirriage Act, Hindu Widows’ v. ... . Reinovalof Disabilities A;t, Hindu Inheritance... Restraint Act, Child Marriage ... Slavery Act...Special Marriage Act ... Specific Relief Act ... Succession Act ... Suits Act. Legal Representatives ... Validating Act, Mussalman Wakf... Wakf Validating Act, Mussalman ... Wards Act, Guardians and... Widows’ Re-:narriage Act, Hindu ... Women's Property Act, Married.
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (11MB)
    Date of entry/update: 01 November 2013


    Title: The Burma Code Vol. XI
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. XII

    Websites/Multiple Documents

    Title: "The Myanmar Code" Vol. XII (full text)
    Date of publication: 24 October 1958
    Description/subject: 1958 Edition.....CIVIL PROCEDURE 1. The Code of Civil Procedure... 2. The Court Fees Act... 3. The Process Fees Act... 4. The Suits Valuation Act... 5. The Limitation Act 6....... EVIDENCE 1. The Evidence Act 2. The Bankers’ Book3 Evidence Act 3. The Oaths Act
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of Myanmar (Myanmar Code Vol. XII)
    Format/size: pdf (12MB-text under image; 9.2MB-image only))
    Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/BC-XII-image.pdf
    Date of entry/update: 05 October 2013


    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. XII
    Description/subject: LIST OF LAWS ONLY - NO TEXTS
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council
    Format/size: html
    Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


    Individual Documents

    Title: Burma/Myanmar Code of Civil Procedure
    Date of publication: 01 January 1909
    Description/subject: Scanned from "The Burma Code" Vol. XII. 1979 edition
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. XII (1979 Edition)
    Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
    Date of entry/update: 25 December 2012


    Title: The Bankers' Books Evidence Act [India Act XVIII, 1891.]
    Date of publication: 01 October 1891
    Description/subject: If the text is rather blurry with Firefox.try Chrome or IE
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. XII
    Format/size: pdf (65K)
    Date of entry/update: 28 May 2013


    Title: The Evidence Act
    Date of publication: 1872
    Description/subject: Sections: 1. Application of Act.... 2. * * * *... 3. Interpretation clause... 4. “May presume.”... “ Shall presume. ” “ Conclusive proof. *....."The Evidence Act of 1872 sets out the rules of evidence in Myanmar. The Evidence Act establishes rules similar in form and content to those in other former British colonies in the region and in Britain today. 6 The Evidence Act is applicable to all judicial proceedings before any court 7 and to all judges or other persons legally authorized to hear evidence. 8 However, the Evidence Act does not apply to arbitrations..." (Alec Christie)
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Myanmar via "The Burma Code" (Myanmar Code), Vol. XII
    Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
    Date of entry/update: 30 April 2013


  • "The Burma Code" Vol. XIII

    Individual Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" Vol. XIII
    Description/subject: This volume contains the general index of "The Burma Code"...THE CHIN SPECIAL DIVISION AND THE STATES: (Burmese mnixed in with English texts... The Chin Special Division: 1. The Chin Special Division (Extension of Laws) Act, 1948 ... B.—The Shan State. 2. Repair) (Amendment) Act, 1948 ... . 3. The Registration (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) (Extension) Act. 1949 ... 5. The Towns (Amendment) Act Application Act. 1950 ... 7. The Free Medical Attendance Act. 1951 ... 8. The Primary Education Act Application Act, 195... 13. The Urban Rent Control Act (Application) Act, 1952 ... C. —The Kachin State. D. —The Karen State. 1. The Salween District (Extension of Laws) Act. 1949 ... E.—The Kayah State i 1. The Foreigners (Extension) Act, 1949 2- The Registration of Foreigners (Extension) Act, 1949 3- The Burma Immigration (Emergency Provisions) (Extension) Act, 1949... 4- The Karenni State (Extension of Laws) Act, 1949 5. The Karenni State Public Order (Preservation) Act, 1950 6' °S3? roooos(ygS|,<i> 33^gos^8|cS(|o; oacSgoG3 1. The States (Extension of Laws) Act, 1948 ... 2. The States (Extension of Laws) Act, 1949...
    Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
    Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
    Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
    Date of entry/update: 08 August 2013


  • "The Burma Code" (4th Edition, 1910)

    Individual Documents

    Title: "The Burma Code" (4th Edition, 1910)
    Date of publication: 1910
    Description/subject: Big file (29MB, 767 pages). Best downloaded using a download manager like Flashget (free). Most of the laws contained in this document will have been repealed or amended. Perhaps most interesting to legal historians.
    Language: English
    Source/publisher: Government of India
    Format/size: pdf (29MB)
    Date of entry/update: 28 February 2009