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Practice on monogamy of Myanmar
- Polygamy system was exercised among Myanmar Buddhists and community. The courts recognized the polygamy system that a Myanmar Buddhist man may take many wives. Now, Myanmar Buddhist Law changed from polygamy system to monogamy system legally under the Monogamous Law, 2015. Indeed, Myanmar Buddhist men practically exercised monogamous pattern only. Monogamous Law is to protect the Myanmar Buddhist women from marrying with non- Buddhist men. This Law prohibits a Myanmar Buddhist man from making second marriage. In previously, most people always used monogamy system in Myanmar. The Monogamous Law is one of the national race and religion Laws in Myanmar. It prevents the men from betrayal their spouse. According to the Monogamous Law, if a Myanmar Buddhist man takes a next wife, he will be punished with not more than 7 years imprisonment and also with fine. Each and everyone needs to be more aware, more understanding and to practice the law effectively.
Hla Hla Win
- Yadanabon Universithy Research Journal