Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 17, 2020
This bill is submitted with the purpose of establishing effective principles and methods for the management of public budget and assets. There are two main parts: public procurement and disposal of fixed assets; and the selling and renting public assets. In this analysis, the aspects of decentralisation, transparency, responsibility and accountability have been examined.
Posted in Legislative Research on Jan 14, 2020
The bill also broadly implies this credit-plus approach. For example, microfinance businesses will be required to comply with Client Protection Principles providing financial knowledge to its members. However, motoring and enforcement of such a provision will create an additional burden and remains to be seen whether this will be implemented in practice.
Posted in Legislative Research on Dec 23, 2019
Strategy 3.6.2 of the MSDP is to promote PPP (public-private partnership) mechanisms which facilitate the development of commercially viable infrastructure projects through greater public-private sector collaboration, so as to create conditions for a robust PPP program in Myanmar that gives the government a modality for procuring needed infrastructure services and achieving value for money.
Posted in Legislative Research on Dec 13, 2019
The bill includes regulations for procurement, tender invitations, procurement from overseas companies, managing contracts, disposals, selling and renting state-owned property, cancelation of tender procedures, ethics for holders of political positions and government staff, and the formation of tribunals.
Posted in Legislative Research on Dec 10, 2019
In this bill analysis, the difference between marine fisheries bill and the existing laws – Fishing Rights of Foreign Fishing Vessels Law (1989) and Myanmar Marine Fisheries Law (1990) – will be explored and things to be considered before its enactment suggested.
Posted in Legislative Research on Dec 05, 2019
Although Prosecution and Prosecutor Directive No. 1/2019 issued by the Union Attorney General’s Office may be welcomed, whether the issuance of such a Directive is in line with correct procedure, under the concept of separation of powers, is open to question. In this article we examine this question.
Posted in Legislative Research on Nov 28, 2019
This Bill is intended to replace the Fishing Rights of Foreign Fishing Vessels Law (1989) and Myanmar Marine Fisheries Law (1990), and to support sustainable development of the fishery sector, conserve marine ecosystems for fish and support research and technology relating to fisheries.
Posted in Legislative Research on Nov 18, 2019
Potential breaches of the rules may be referred to the Speaker in the first instance, or directly to the regulatory body, whether external or an internal parliamentary committee. Investigations may follow and sanctions may vary form a period of suspension from parliament, to permanent exclusion, fines or even criminal proceedings.
Posted in Legislative Research on Nov 15, 2019
Often, conflicts of interest are recorded in a register which is periodically updated. MPs are often also required to declare any interests at the start of a meeting. Sometimes rules may dictate that a conflict requires an MP to remove themselves from a particular meeting or vote.
Posted in Legislative Research on Nov 13, 2019
Hluttaw Rights Committee set out their definitions of six principles of parliamentary ethics. However, in many ways the definitions were somewhat confusing or carried an emphasis that diverges from what we find as accepted ethical principles in other parliaments. Set out below, we take a look at the definitions offered by the committee, and below each have offered alternatives based on the UK’s ‘7 Principles of Public Life'.