• Anlysis of Bago Region Contract Farming Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Sep 09, 2019

    A brief analysis of Bago Region Contract Farming Bill Under Debate at Bago Region Hluttaw. (Full English translation to follow soon.)

  • Things to consider for a contract farming legislation

    Posted in Legislative Research on Sep 09, 2019

    This short paper explores some main things to be considered in drafting a contract farming in the light of debate over Contract Farming Bill in Bago Region Parliament. (Full English version to follow soon.)

  • Backgrounder: Myanmar Medical Council Amendment Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Sep 04, 2019

    The principles and rules of procedure concerning revocation of registration certificates by the MC should be reconsidered. As a general principle for all good laws, avenues of redress must be created so that medical practitioners can appeal such decisions to a higher authority, perhaps to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), and beyond that in the courts.

  • Bill Summary: Myanmar Medical Council Amendment Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Sep 04, 2019

    Registration certificate can be reapplied after being revoked. The original law has said that a registered medical practitioner could be deleted from the registration for the use of prohibited drug, the violation of offense and the absence of ethics, but there is no clause about reapplication. However, this amendment bill claims that those doctors could reapply after acknowledging and changing themselves and the council would reconsider to issue the registration certificate.

  • Backgrounder: The Use of the Red Cross Emblem Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Sep 03, 2019

    Currently, as Myanmar is torn with the prolonged civil war, there should be no hesitation in helping local people, the internally displaced and any others caught up in conflict. Unnecessary hesitation could lead to worsening injury and loss of life. Therefore, to hasten the provision of life-saving care in wartime, permission, if required, should be simply applied for in one place, whether the MoHS or the MRCS.

  • Backgrounder: Petroleum Testing, Drilling and Processing Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Aug 29, 2019

    The Petroleum Testing, Drilling and Processing Bill was submitted in 2018 but the Hluttaw did not discuss it. The 2019 Bill is a new version of the previous one, and is more systematic through the reduction of some clauses. In addition, since the Bill incorporates a clause for public information about contracts, it appears to provide a constructive step to counter criticism from the general public and civil society organisations about lack of transparency. However, the bill has other weak points.

  • Bill Summary: Bago Region’s Contract Farming Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Aug 27, 2019

    The contract must be made with the supervision of supervisory committee members and other witnesses, and the quality of agricultural products will be examined by the agricultural department. Supervisory committees have to monitor the development of contract farming, and the regional committee will support this with a research team.

  • ၂၀၁၉-၂၀ မှာ ပြည်နယ်/တိုင်းဒေသကြီး အစိုးရတွေ ဝင်ငွေဘယ်ကရမလဲ၊ ဘယ်လောက်ရမလဲ

    Posted in Budget Transparency on Aug 27, 2019

    လက်ရှိပြည်ထောင်စုလွှတ်တော်မှာ ဒီဘတ်ဂျက်ကို ဆွေးနွေးမှုတွေ လုပ်နေပါပြီ။ လွှတ်တော်က စိစစ်တာ၊ ဖြတ်တောက်တာတွေ လုပ်ပြီတဲ့အခါကျမှသာလျှင် နောက်လာမယ့် ဘက်ဂျက်နှစ်အတွက် ပြည်ထောင်စုအသုံးစရိတ်တွေက အတည်ဖြစ်လာမှာဖြစ်ပါတယ်။ ပြည်ထောင်စုအသုံးစရိတ်ထဲပါတဲ့ ပြည်နယ်/တိုင်းဒေသကြီးနဲ့ ပတ်သက်တဲ့ ထောက်ပံ့ငွေတွေကိုတော့ လွှတ်တော်က ဖြတ်တောက်ဖို့မရှိပါဘူး။ ပြည်ထောင်စုလွှတ်တော်က ဘတ်ဂျက်အတည်ပြုပြီးရင်တော့ ပြည်နယ်/တိုင်းဒေသကြီး လွှတ်တော်တွေကတော့ သက်ဆိုင်ရာ အစိုးရတွေရဲ့ အသေးစိတ် အသုံးစရိတ်တွေကို လျှော့ချဖြတ်တောက်ခွင့်ပြုတာတွေ ဆောင်ရွက်ကြရဦးမှာပါ။

  • Bite-size Analysis of 2019-20 Executive Budget Proposal

    Posted in Budget Transparency on Aug 21, 2019

    The Hluttaw is currently considering the 2019-20 budget of Union Government. So, we took a look at one key document in the process, Executive Budget Proposal (Summary) and present some key points from the proposal it for our readers.

  • Bill Summary: Petroleum Testing, Drilling and Processing Bill

    Posted in Legislative Research on Aug 21, 2019

    The Ministry can allow MOGE to conduct any activities relating to the petroleum industry supply chain in reserved blocks. With the permission of the Ministry, MOGE can extract itself but also work through cooperation with another company/organization, with the consent of the Union Government.