Citation(s) from the literature library

Kramer, Katherine. 2001 ‘Background.’ Legal Controls on Small Arms and Light Weapons in South East Asia; Occasional Paper No. 3, p. 8. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Nonviolence International South East Asia. 1 July

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In Myanmar, individuals applying for a firearms licence must be 'loyal citizens to the State' and the authorities must be satisfied that the issuing of the licence would 'not be detrimental to … the State's security, regional security, prevalence of law and order and the observance of discipline'.

In a similar vein, Malaysian law states that individuals can be granted an arms licence only where this is 'without danger to the public safety or the public interest'.

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