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SEP 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Myanmar Junta's Laws Remain Amid Reforms

By Jared Ferrie and Aung Hla Tun YANGON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - It was once the feared weapon of a military junta, ruthlessly deployed to restrict Myanmar's nascent Internet and throw journalists, students, monks and other political opponents behind bars. The junta is gone, but the Electronic Transactions Law and other draconian legislation remain on Myanmar's books. Attempts to revamp them are stirring debate over the reformist credentials of the semi-civilian government that took power in 2011 and how far it will loosen tough state controls. ... Read More

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