But for many civil rights activists who had called for parliament to repeal the Telecommunications Act, lawmakers have failed to tackle the issue.
The freelancer allegedly posted a tongue-in-cheek comment on Facebook, but then called Khet Aung “the worst chief minister” in the country.
A senior NLD party member said a majority of parliamentarians liked the protection against online criticism the law provided.
Critics have slammed the Telecommunications Act as a government and military tool used to crush dissent and silence the media.
NLD members in Lewe sued for ‘online defamation’ by administrator who was himself being sued for corruption.
Myo Yan Naung Thein had called for Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing to resign following the attack on border guard posts in Maungdaw by militants.