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Links to online locations of Burma/Myanmar laws, decrees, bills, regulations etc.
If you cannot find a particular item in OBL or these links, copy the title into a google search. Burmese versions of laws can sometimes be found in the "Mirror" (Kyemon) and "Myanmar Alin" shortly after they are adopted.

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: ALTSEAN-Burma - list of new laws
Date of publication: 25 March 2013
Description/subject: Bills and enacted laws from 2011. 13 full texts in English (as of 31 May 2013). No Burmese
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2013


Title: Asian Legal Information Institute - Myanmar/Burma
Description/subject: Databases of full texts of Burmese laws. Some sections complete, others still under construction. Useful lists of laws e.g. alphabetical and chronological listing of laws in the Burma Code.Useful introduction at the Alternate Link.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Information Institute
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.asianlii.org/mm/virtual_db/Myanmar_DB_intro.pdf
Date of entry/update: 13 May 2016


Title: Attorney General's Office - Legislation (Burmese and English)
Description/subject: About 150 laws and regulations in English and Burmese, most from the early part of the 20th century
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Office of the Attorney General
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 07 July 2014


Title: Burma Lawyers' Council (BLC) archive
Description/subject: The BLC site is not being updated at present,t but its large archive of laws and regulations (1988-2004) and other legal texts is accessible through archive.org
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.blc-burma.org
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2013


Title: Directorate of Investment and Company Administration
Description/subject: Laws and Regulations: Draft of Myanmar Companies Law in English... Consultation on the Modernization of Myanmar Investment Law... Consultations on the Reform of Myanmar Companies Act 1914... Notification No.49/2014... Notification No.50/2014... Notification No.51/2014... The Foreign Investment Law... Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law, 2014... Notification No. 39/2011... Notification No. 40/2011... The Foreign Investment Rules
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2015


Title: General Administration Department (GAD) - Laws and Rules pages
Description/subject: Some manuals in English, typically containing the enabling Act, rules/regulations and forms. . Most material is in Burmese.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: General Administration Department (GAD)
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 07 November 2016


Title: Government newspapers which sometimes carry texts of new bills and laws.
Description/subject: The Government dailies "The New Light of Myanmar" (English) and, especially, the Burmese language "Myanmar Alin" and "The Mirror" / "Kyemon" frequently carry the texts of new bills and laws. The Online Burma/Myanmar Library has a fairly good archive of the "The New Light of Myanmar" but only partial archives of the Burmese dailies. See the links in this sub-section.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 August 2013


Title: Laws in Myanmar (includes Law reports 1948-1957)
Description/subject: Rather fuzzy text. Difficult to read
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Laws in Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2016


Title: Legislation Myanmar (Burma)
Description/subject: Legislation up to 2010 - Most are links to the non-functional BLC site
Language: English
Source/publisher: Lexadin - The World Law Guide
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2014


Title: Myanmar Center - Legal and Regulatory Updates
Description/subject: List of a few recent laws and bills - no full texts
Language: English
Source/publisher: http://bakerxchange.com (Myanmar Center Newsletter)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2013


Title: Myanmar Constitutional Tribunal
Description/subject: Some legal material
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Constitutional Tribunal
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 April 2016


Title: Myanmar Investment Laws
Description/subject: 13 Myanmar investment-related laws in English....."The legal system in Myanmar is currently undergoing many much-needed structural changes. Foreign investors are often surprised to find laws from the early 20th century, like the Myanmar Companies Act (1914), still in existence. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (the Myanmar Parliament) understands the importance of a sound legal framework, and has been actively updating particularly arcane laws since its first session in 2011. Potential investors don’t need to know every law listed in Myanmar’s legal code, so we’ve put together a list of particularly relevant legislation below. For more information about Myanmar laws and how they affect investors, check out the legal chapter of The Myanmar Investment Guide."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Invest in Myanmar
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 July 2014


Title: Myanmar Law Google Group
Description/subject: "Welcome to the Myanmar Law Forum! This forum is for scholars and Myanmar watchers to share and comment on news and information about Myanmar law. I hope that this will help us to keep abreast of the latest developments and stimulate some interesting discussion."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 July 2013


Title: Myanmar laws related to ILO standards
Language: English
Source/publisher: NATLEX (International Labour Organisation)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2014


Title: Myanmar Legal
Description/subject: "Myanmar Legal Services Limited (MLSL) has been in practice since 1998. The firm offers a broad range of legal advice and assistance in relation to local and international commercial transactions and aspects of doing business in Myanmar. MLSL was established to fill the gap in the Myanmar legal market for international standards legal services at reasonable rates..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Legal Services
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2013


Title: Myanmar Police Force
Description/subject: This page has full texts of laws in Burmese
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Police Force
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2013


Title: Myanmar Supreme Court website
Description/subject: Has a set of "The Burma Code" in the form of static image files of approximately 71MB per volume (rather challenging for Burma/Myanmar's Internet). Being image files, individual items cannot be copied.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Supreme Court
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 November 2013


Title: Myanmars.net - Myanmar Laws
Description/subject: Useful collection of more than 200 full text Burma/Myanmar laws and regulations from the British period to November 2012 in English (older material) and (mainly) Burmese from 2011. There's a gap from May 2004 to April 2011 and from November 2012 to the present.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmars. net
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2013


Title: Myanmarvisa.com
Description/subject: Summaries of the regulations etc. of the Foreign Investment Law: - no full texts
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmarvisa.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2013


Title: Network Myanmar Political Database
Description/subject: Archive of laws not found elsewhere
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Network Myanmar
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2013


Title: Polastri Wint & Partners - Legal and Tax Advisors
Description/subject: 36 unofficial translations into English (June 2014) of Burmese laws and regulations - most with commercial implications. Full text.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Polastri Wint & Partners
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2014


Title: President's Office - Laws (English and Burmese)
Description/subject: Burmese: 51 laws back to September 2011 (full text)... English: 7 laws back to September 2011 (full text)
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: President's Office
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.president-office.gov.mm/en/?q=hluttaw/laws
Date of entry/update: 09 April 2013


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw Law Database
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 November 2013


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw law pages (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: Laws from 2011
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2013


Individual Documents

Title: List of Myanmar laws from 2011
Description/subject: A collection of Myanmar laws from September 29, 2011.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/
Date of entry/update: 27 January 2016