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