Number 505 in Burmese Democracy = freedom of expression The universal declaration of human rights was written in 1948. One of the basic principles of a democratic country is to comply with article 19. 505 is the number of a law dating from before the Universal Declaration of human rights. It comes from the time... Continue Reading

Numer 436 in burmese The most controversial law of 2008 Constitution It states that: If it is necessary to amend the provisions of Sections (…) of this Constitution, it shall be amended with the prior approval of more than seventy-five percent of all the representatives of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, after which in a nation-wide referendum... Continue Reading

Number 377 in Burmese Section 377 is the main law used to repress the  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. A 150 years old law! The law date from 1860 when the country was part of the British Empire. Governments and dictatorships that followed kept it as a tool against homosexual and trans-sexual population especially.... Continue Reading

Number 5 millions in burmese To gather together to count! In 2014, Aung San Suu Kyi, her party, the National League for democracy and other groups of civil society like 88 Generation and Open Society, have launched a national campaign to request changes to the 2008 constitution. The aim was to gather as many signatures as... Continue Reading

18 number in Burmese Creation of a repressive law for democratic transition! From its validation in 2011, Article 18, the Peaceful Gathering and Demonstration Law, has received attention from human rights activists even if it seemed to be an improvement over the years of dictatorship where no demonstration were allowed. Many in civil society has... Continue Reading