Important Current Affairs of October 2016 1st Week
International Current Affairs of October 1st Week
Myanmar scraps stringent emergency law
- Myanmar abolished a law that was used by the former junta government to stifle dissent and crush political opponents. A joint session of parliament approved a bill to scrap the Emergency Provisions Act that was introduced after Myanmar won independence from Britain. The law had laid out a,jail term of up to seven years for anyone engaged in any activity that was considered an offence against the state. It included spreading false news or committing treason ranging from sabotage of the railways to damaging telephone lines. The act also gave authorities powers to detain people without charge and allowed courts to convict anyone even if the case lacked sufficient evidence.