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October 14, 2019

Judiciary officials meet to discuss reforms

Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo addresses the 13th work coordination meeting with judicial officials from regions and states.  Photo: MNA

Judicial officials from Myanmar’s Supreme Court of the Union and its states and regions high courts met yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw with Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo to discuss the role of the judiciary and legal reforms currently underway.
Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo said the court must establish judicial freedom by example and commit itself to responsibility and transparency as outlined in Myanmar’s judicial ethics handbook. The chief justice said that the public trust is served when courts resolve cases according to the law without corruption.
The Supreme Court filed 754 criminal cases and decided 623 criminalcases; filed 1,183 civil cases and decided 988 civil cases; and filed 132 writs cases and decided 97, between 1 January 2017 to 30 June. States and Regions High Courts filed 2,969 criminal cases and decided 2,554 criminal cases; and filed 3,046 civil cases and decided 2,482 civil cases. District courts filed 9,730 criminal cases and decided 8,320 criminal cases; and filed 6,670 civil cases and decided 5,188 civil cases. Township courts filed 179,197 criminal cases and decided 169,061 criminal cases; and decided 14,569 civil cases and filed 10,637 cases.
In other courts, juvenile courts in Yangon and Mandalay filed 203 cases filed and 170 cases decided. Municipal Courts in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay have 11,463 cases filed and 11,429 cases decided. Traffic Courts in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay have decided 74,079 cases.
The judiciary meeting will continue today. —Myanmar News Agency

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