Myanmar Approves New Investment Law

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After months of deliberation, Burma’s new investment law was approved by a joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday, replacing interim laws passed earlier in the term of President Thein Sein.

The law, which combines the 2012 Foreign Investment Law and the 2013 Myanmar Citizens Investment Law, alters the mandate of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and adds some nominal human rights protections to future foreign investment projects, among other changes.

Aung Naing Oo, director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, told reporters in September that the investment law addressed human rights concerns raised by non-governmental organizations in the past.


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