Socialist Republic of the Union of Myanmar
1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Law
(Law No. 1 amended by the Revolutionary Council of the Union of
Myanmar, 1971)
[unofficial translation]

The following law is enacted by the Chairman of the Revolutionary
Council of the Union of Myanmar:
Part I
Introduction
1. ​ Name and start date of validity.
(1)
This law shall be known as the 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration
Law.
(2)
This law shall come into force with effect from the date designated by
order of the Government of the Revolutionary Council of the Union of
Myanmar.
2.

​Explanation of the wording of this law

Lest there be any contradiction, be it in the subject matter or in explanation of any aspect
of the wording of this law:
(a) The term "printed published matter'' besides including all handwritten and printed
material shall also include handwritten material or printed material whether of the
same kind or not or a copy in entirety or nearly in entirety evident or visible in form
or in appearance or in some other way or whether this be apparent in the words or
the thinking
(b) The terms "article, journal, magazine" refer to some printed published matter issued
at regular intervals, whether or not the intervals are regular or not, whether in
installments or as a serial
(c) The term "book", besides including any book published in any language or part of a
book or essay or leaflet, also includes forms of instrumental musical
accompaniment, maps, plans which are machine-printed on sheets/layers or on stone
or by other means.
(d) The term “newspaper” means any printed periodical work containing public
news or comments on public news.
(e) The term “press” includes a printing-press and all machines, implements and plant

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