LA­BEL REG­U­LA­TIONS TO PRO­TECT AGAINST MISUSE

Southeast Asia Globe - - Agenda -

In an at­tempt to im­ple­ment the 2014 Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Law, au­thor­i­ties in Myan­mar have an­nounced that all busi­nesses must be­gin writ­ing prod­uct us­age guide­lines in the coun­try’s main of­fi­cial lan­guage.

The an­nounce­ment by the Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of Myan­mar will be fol­lowed by an of­fi­cial no­ti­fi­ca­tion. Medicines, elec­tron­ics and other prod­ucts are in­cluded in the re­quire­ment.

Medicines must con­tain dosage rec­om­men­da­tions and elec­tron­ics will re­quire user man­u­als. In ad­di­tion to us­age, the de­scrip­tions must de­tail the man­u­fac­tur­ing ori­gin in Burmese, while other lan­guage may also be in­cluded along­side this text.

There will be a six-month grace pe­riod for com­pli­ance once the of­fi­cial no­ti­fi­ca­tion is dis­sem­i­nated. Busi­nesses that breach the re­quire­ment can be pun­ished.

As it stands, user in­struc­tion re­quire­ments are min­i­mal to nonex­is­tent, mak­ing con­sumers vul­ner­a­ble to misuse of prod­ucts rang­ing from medicine to chil­dren’s prod­ucts and elec­tron­ics, which spurred the gov­ern­ment to bet­ter pro­tect cit­i­zens.

This woman learns every­thing there is to know about her tar­gets… She tweaks her voice and ac­cent and sounds like who she is im­per­son­at­ing. That’s why she’s been able to

fool as many peo­ple as she has

NICOLETTA KOTSIANAS,

a K2 In­tel­li­gence in­ves­ti­ga­tor work­ing to track down a sus­pected Indonesia-based fraud­ster who im­per­son­ated Hol­ly­wood heavy­weights and wealthy New York­ers as she conned pro­fes­sion­als out of their money with prom­ises of fame

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