MoLA Union Minister joins 43rd ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting online

3 10 2022 Mail Photo
Union Legal Affairs Minister Dr Thida Oo takes part in the 43rd ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting virtually yesterday.

a Myanmar delegation led by Chairperson of the ASEAN Law Association (Myanmar) Union Minister for Legal Affairs and Attorney-General of the Union Dr Thida Oo joined the 43rd ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting held with a hybrid system in Indonesia, upon the invitation of ALA Chairman and Chief Justice of Singapore Mr Sundaresh Menon and ALA-Indonesia Chairman Chief Justice Mr Muhammad Syarifuddin, yesterday.
During the meeting, the Union Minister and Attorney-General of the Union Dr Thida Oo said that Myanmar, as a member state of ASEAN, is working with the ASEAN countries closely and is committed to the ASEAN Charter. Myanmar joined the ASEAN Law Association in 2012, and the ALA(Myanmar) is cooperating with the member counties in various activities and programmes. The country also enacted the Arbitration Law concerning Alternative Dispute Settlement Mechanism in 2016 and was exercising the Mediation system after the State Administration Council amended the Code of Civil Procedure on 11 October 2021.
Then, the Legal Affairs Ministry established the Myanmar Law Information System Website (MLIS) and conducted legal training courses for the governmental staff and organizations.
She continued that Myanmar ratified the ASEAN e-Commerce Agreement and it is also implementing the Digital Economy Road Map 2018-2025. The E-commerce Law and Cyber Security Law are being drafted.
The outcomes of the meeting will be supportive measures in implementing ASEAN’s One Vision, One Identity, One Community.
The 43rd ASEAN Law Association Governing Council Meeting approved the meeting record of the 42nd ALA Governing Council, ASEAN Law Institute Annual Report 2022 and Workplan 2023. The meeting also discussed the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Settlement Mechanism and ASEAN law treaties. — MNA

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