Thura U Shwe Mann shep­herds pub­li­ca­tion of new book on rule of law

The Myanmar Times - - News - PYAE THET PHYO pyae­thet­phyo@mm­ – Trans­la­tion by Emoon

FOR­MER Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann helped launch a book on the rule of law at an event yes­ter­day in Nay Pyi Taw.

Dis­tri­bu­tion will con­sist of an ini­tial print run of 1000 copies of the book, which was pro­duced un­der the guid­ance of Thura U Shwe Mann, who cur­rently heads the par­lia­men­tary Com­mis­sion for the As­sess­ment of Le­gal Af­fairs and Spe­cial Is­sues.

“Com­mis­sion chair Thura U Shwe Mann is a per­son who gives spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion to the rule of law. There­fore, this book was writ­ten and pub­lished un­der his su­per­vi­sion,” said the book’s au­thor, U Myint Naing.

Aside from pro­vid­ing guid­ance, Thura U Shwe Mann was also in­volved in the edit­ing pro­cess and wrote the book’s pref­ace, U Myint Naing said.

Ti­tled Rule of Law and Le­gal Word, Le­gal Mind, the new 17-chap­ter text will be sold for K3000 (US$2.35) per copy.

In the book’s pref­ace, Thura U Shwe Mann writes that rule of law is the cor­ner­stone of peace and sta­bil­ity, al­low­ing peo­ple to live free from wor­ries of un­fair or dis­crim­i­na­tory treat­ment in a po­lit­i­cal sys­tem that val­ues the con­cept.

Au­thor U Myint Naing be­gan his le­gal ca­reer in 1973 and cur­rently works as a mem­ber of the Com­mis­sion for the As­sess­ment of Le­gal Af­fairs and Spe­cial Is­sues. This newly re­leased ti­tle is the 15th book he has writ­ten.

In the newly re­leased 2016 Rule of Law In­dex, compiled by the World Jus­tice Project, Myan­mar faired slightly bet­ter than its pre­vi­ously dis­mal rank­ings. The in­dex ranked Myan­mar 98th out of the 113 coun­tries stud­ied by the or­gan­i­sa­tion. Last year, it was 92nd out of 102. Com­pared to oth­ers in the East Asia and Pa­cific re­gion, Myan­mar out­flanked only Cam­bo­dia.

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