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Govt Drafting New Anti-Terror Law in Wake of Blasts

22 October 2013

Burma’s government is drafting a new anti-terrorism law amid a spate of bombings around the country, reports Radio Free Asia. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Maj-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun told reporters in Naypyidaw on Monday that the new law would be drafted in consultation with international organizations. “As this issue is related to the international community, we are going to create this law in accordance with suggestions from the international community,” he said, adding that the new bill will be submitted to Parliament after it receives approval from the attorney-general. Burma currently has no laws that outline punishments explicitly for terrorism, though it has considered introducing such legislation in recent years.