Myanmar President Htin Kyaw at a press conference in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on July 16 (Source: EPA/VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Government of Myanmar has enacted a law revoking the Emergency Provision Act, according to an official report on October 5.

The new law was approved by President Htin Kyaw. 

The decision to launch the new law was made on October 4 following the approval of the law by the parliament in late September. 

The Emergency Provision Act was promulgated in 1950 when armed conflicts occurred in the newly-independent country. 

The Lower House’s Bill Committee submitted a proposal to repeal the Act to the parliament last August, saying it went against civil rights stipulated in the Constitution.-VNA