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Protection of Cultural Heritage in Myanmar
- “Cultural heritage” means ancient monument or ancient site which is required to be protected and preserved by reason of its historical, cultural artistic or anthropological value. Cultural heritages are the properties which are tangible and intangible property. The preservation of the cultural heritage plays the importance role of the society. In Myanmar, laws have been enacted for the preservation of cultural heritage. They are the Antiquities Act, 1957, the Law Amending Antiquities Act, 1962, the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law, 1998, the Law Amending the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law, 2009 and the Penal Code, 1860. Everybody needs to protect and safeguard the cultural heritage because it is inherited from past generation. Nowadays, it should be maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generation.
Nyein Nwet Nwet Aung1
Nu Ei Chaw2
Pa Pa Win3
- Yadanabon Universithy Research Journal