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Southeast Asian Legal Research Guide: Legislation

Finding Legislation

The online Myanmar Law Library (open access) includes:

The Union Attorney General’s Office includes a good selection of laws in English (although it is not as up to date as the Myanmar Law Library) Click Legislation on the left hand side to see the full list of laws available - they are arranged alphabetically by title. There is a search bar on the top to search legislation by title.

Myanmar Laws on AsianLII (open access) is a database of legislation in English, including Acts as passed, Bills and draft Bills, from 1872 to date. Arranged by date. Because this database contains only those laws available in English, it does not have complete coverage.

Draft and enacted laws are sometimes published in newspapers. A daily English language newspaper is the Global New Light of Myanmar

Making Legislation

The bicameral National Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw or Assembly of the Union) comprises the lower house, the People’s Assembly (Pyithu Hluttaw or House of Representatives) and the upper house, the House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw).

Each of the fourteen major administrative regions and states has its own local Hluttaw: Region Hluttaw (Region Assembly) or State Hluttaw (State Assembly).

Laws and regulations passed by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and signed by the President or deemed to have been signed are published in the Myanma Naingngan Pyantan (Myanmar Gazette). The Gazette also publishes executive orders and instructions. It is published weekly in Burmese only. It is available on the Ministry of Information's Printing and Publishing website.

 Pyithu Hluttaw

Executive Notifications & Orders

Recent Orders and Notifications are available online in English from the President's Office website and from the Myanmar Law Library.