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Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 8 March, 2016
Date of publication: 09 March 2016
Description/subject: Second Pyithu Hluttaw session continues: "THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session continued for its 15th day with the presentation of a report on the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) meeting and action taken against a letter of complaint by Defense Services personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representatives to a Member of Parliament’s discussion on an urgent motion. First, Chairman of the Pyithu Hluttaw Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee U Khun Maung Thaung, who took part in the fifth UPDJC meeting, presented a report to the Parliament, calling for government to seize the moment for peace. The chairman also suggested that the UPDJC should be formed with parliamentarians— three from the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) and two from the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)— in the time of the next government. Next, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint announced that points related to the Letpadaungtaung copper mining and property of Defense Industry No (20) included in discussions of MP U Kyaw Aung Lwin on the MP Daw Khin Sann Hlaing’s urgent motion were deleted in accord with the 2013 Pyithu Hluttaw rules and regulations 158 (c). The second Pyithu Hluttaw session continues for 16th day today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (246K)
Date of entry/update: 09 March 2016


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 7 March, 2016
Date of publication: 08 March 2016
Description/subject: Second Pyithu Hluttaw abolishes special cases assessment committee: "THE Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session entered its fourteenth day, during which it renamed a committee, substituted committee members and abolished a committee. The Pyithu Hluttaw approved the renaming of the Farmer, Worker and Youth Affairs Committee as the Farmer and Worker Affairs Committee. It also substituted Dr Tin Aung of Kyaukse Constituency with U Tin Aung of Tatkon Constituency, U Shwe Hla (a) U Shwe Hla Win of Thingangyun Constituency with U Thein Tan of Hlegu Constituency, Dr U Aung Khin of Pyin Oo Lwin Constituency with U Aung Win of Hmawby Constituency and U Myo Nyunt of Homalin Constituency with U Myint Kyi of Katha Constituency in the Public Accounts Committee. The parliament further substituted U Khun Maung Thaung of Pinlaung Constituency with U Thaung Htay Lin of Patheingyi Constituency for Hluttaw Rights Committee; Dr Mya Khwar Nyo Oo of Shwetaung Constituency with U Kyaw Min of Letpadan Constituency in the Internal Peace-making Committee; U Soe Myint of Pindaya Constituency with U Aung Soe of Yinmabin Constituency and U Kan Myint of Thayet Constituency with U Ye Tun Win of Pauk Constituency in the Banks and Monetary Affairs Development Committee; U Myat Lay Oo of Htilin Constituency with Daw Aye Aye Mu (a) Daw Shar Mee of Kale Constituency in the Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee; U Kyi Moe Naing of Yedashe Constituency with Saw Thalay Saw of Shwegyin Constituency and U Zaw Win of Htantabin Constituency with Dr Khin Maung Maung of Dagon Myothit (North) Constituency in the Transport, Communication and Construction Committee; U Kyaw Myo Min of Moenyo Constituency with U Than Nyunt of Pyu Constituency, U Aung Soe of Thayetchaung Constituency with U Nay Lin Tun of Bokepyin Constituency, U Aung Than Sein of Kamti Constituency with U Kyaw Soe of Banmauk Constituency and U Ye Lwin of Ahlone Constituency with U Thant Zin Tun of Dekkhinathiri Constituency in the Investment and Industrial Development Committee; U La Gan Zal Jon of Waingmaw Constituency with U Kyaw Min Hlaing of Ottarathiri Constituency, U Bo Gyi of Chauk Constituency with Dr Aye Min of Khayan Constituency and U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe Constituency with U Thein Tun of Thabaung Constituency for Economic and Financial Development Committee; and Daw Cho Cho Win of Mawlaik Constituency with Dr Daw Pyone of Inndaw Constituency in the Public Administration Committee. Next, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint informed the parliamentarians of the abolition of the Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Committee. Then, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U T Khun Myat elaborated on the formation of committees. The speaker read out congratulatory messages sent from Japan, Algeria, Slovakia, France and Poland, which were documented. The fifteenth day session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw continues today."
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (405K)
Date of entry/update: 08 March 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 29 February, 2016
Date of publication: 29 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw creates commission, inter-parliamentary joint committees: "The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its meeting for fifth day in Nay Pyi Taw, proposing to form a commission and two inter-parliamentary committees yesterday. First, Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Aye Tha Aung announced that Myanmar Parliamentary Union-MPU is set to be formed with 18 members including Chairman Mahn Win Khaing Than, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker, Vice-Chairman U Win Myint, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, and U Aye Tha Aung, Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker. Next, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Ko Ko Naing of Yamethin Constituency informed the Parliament of proposed formation of Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission. Then Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than named Thura U Shwe Mann, U Ko Ko Naing of Yamethin Constituency, Dr Win Myat Aye of Bago Region Constituency 4 and U Khin Maung Tun chairman, vice-chairman (1), vice-chairman (2) and secretary of the 35-member commission. During the 5th day session, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw proposed to form Joint Committee on ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly and Joint Committee on Inter- Parliamentary Union with 16 members each. The sixth day session continues today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (231K)
Date of entry/update: 08 March 2016


Title: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws 25 February, 2016
Date of publication: 26 February 2016
Description/subject: Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 12th day, endorsing six inter-parliamentary friendship associations: "THE Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session entered its 12th day, endorsing the formation of inter-parliamentary friendship associations with the proposed members yesterday. Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that U Zon Hlyal Htan of Chin State Constituency 4 has been appointed as chairman of the Myanmar-Australia Inter- parliamentary Friendship Association, U Kyaw Thiha of Mandalay Region Constituency 12 as chairman of the Myanmar-Republic of Korea Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association, Dr Than Win of Mandalay Region Constituency 1 as chairman of the Myanmar-Malaysia Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association and Dr Htay Kywe of Yangon Region Constituency 1 as chairman of the Myanmar-Philippines Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association. Likewise, the Amyotha Hluttaw approved the Myanmar-Indonesia Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association that will be chaired by Dr Win Myat Aye of Bago Region Constituency 4 and the Myanmar-China Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association by Dr Mya Thaung of Bago Region Constituency 7."...Pyithu Hluttaw session continues with urgent motions, parliamentary committee formation: "THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session entered its 12th day, with discussions on an urgent motion, submission of another urgent motion and the proposed formation of three parliamentary committees. A total of 23 representatives held discussions on an urgent motion submitted by U Lagan Zal Jon of Waingmaw Constituency, calling on the Union government to support mass participation in the fight against narcotic drugs, protect citizens from possible attacks and extend necessary assistance to them. The urgent motion was put to the vote and approved in favour of majority at the Parliament. Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale Constituency put forwards an urgent motion calling for necessary measures to prevent the process of quickly transferring, selling, leasing and privatising state-owned property and enterprises, granting projects with no proper management, removing squatters by force and the managing of natural resources without necessary measures in place or having agreements prior to the transfer of State responsibilities. While seeking parliamentary approval the Pyithu Hluttaw approved the urgent motion to be discussed. Next, the Speaker proposed to form three parliamentary committees— The Economic and Financial Development Committee, the Public Administration Committee and the Citizen’s Fundamental Rights Committee."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (262K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws 24 February, 2016
Date of publication: 25 February 2016
Description/subject: Amyotha Hluttaw forms Inter-parliamentary associations, committee: "THE Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session approved the formation of inter-parliamentary friendship associations and the committee of the development of agriculture, livestock and fisheries yesterday. During its 11th day session, Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced the parliamentary approval of the formation of the Myanmar-Viet Nam Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association, the Myanmar-Lao PDR Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association, the Myanmar-Thailand Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association, the Myanmar- Japan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association and the Myanmar-Singapore Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association. The process of approving the 15-member Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development Committee was carried out."...Pyithu Hluttaw: El Niño urgent motion approved, another submitted and two parliamentary committees formed: "THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session continued for its 11th day with the processes of approving the El Niño urgent motion, submitting another urgent motion and forming two parliamentary committees yesterday. In response to discussions of parliamentarians on the possible impacts of El Niño which is expected to hit Myanmar shortly, deputy ministers from ministries concerned elaborated on preparedness and response plans for the ill-effects of upcoming weather event. Next, the Pyithu Hluttaw approved the El Niño urgent motion submitted by Dr Maung Thin of Meiktila Constituency. Then, U Lagan Zal Jone of Waingmaw Constituency put forwards an urgent motion calling on the Union government to support mass participation in the fight against narcotic drugs, protect them from possible attacks and extend necessary assistance to them. While seeking parliamentary approval of the urgent motion, Pyithu Hluttaw approved the motion to be discussed. Next, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint announced that Investment and Industrial Development Committee and Electricity and Energy Development Committee were formed with 15 members each."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (256K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 23 February, 2016
Date of publication: 24 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw calls for preparedness, response plans for El Niño: "THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session entered its tenth day, with parliamentarians holding discussions on the El Niño urgent motion submitted by Dr Maung Thin of Meiktila Constituency. A total of 14 MPs discussed the urgent motion calling on the Union government to adopt risk mitigation measures against ill-effects of El Niño which is expected to hit Myanmar this year. In his discussion, Dr Hla Moe of Aungmyay Thasan Constituency stressed the need of launching emergency response and preparedness drills in order to mitigate possible losses in the event of disasters. The MP pointed out that such drills are not conducted yet in the country despite plans had been drawn up by the ministries concerned. He also called for necessary policies to be formulated to purchase rice for State reserves. U Naing Htoo Aung of Ngahtoogyi Constituency also called on officials concerned to gear up for coming El Niño’s impacts, warning that the situation is likely to get worse during this summer as some parts of the country have started suffering droughts and fire outbreaks are reported frequently. In his discussion, Dr Sein Mya Aye of Dala Constituency emphasised the importance of taking necessary measures to guarantee the socioeconomic status of the people including farmers as agricultural outputs and fishery exports will likely be limited by consequences of El Niño. Defense Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw representative Lt- Col Aung Kyaw Moe highlighted the leadership role of the Union government in the fight against El Niño effects in cooperation with regional governments, non-governmental organizations and the people. During the tenth day session, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint read out messages sent by Mr. Sergei E Nayshkin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the National Assembly of Viet Nam. Two other messages were documented. Pyithu Hluttaw session continues today."...Amyotha Hluttaw approves one committee, forms another: "THE second AmyothaHluttaw first regular session entered its 10th day with the formation of a parliamentary committee yesterday. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced parliamentary approval of the proposed formation of the Public Complaints Committee with 15 members including chairman U Hsan Myint of Ayeyawady Region Constituency 3 and secretary U Hla Myint (a) U Hla Myint Than of Mon State Constituency 11. Next, the Speaker informed the Parliament of the creation of the Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development Committee, proposing Dr Khun Win Thaung of Kachin State Constituency 11 and Dr Win Myint of Bago Region Constituency 11 as chairman and secretary of the committee. The AmyothaHluttaw session continues today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (265K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws 22 February, 2016
Date of publication: 23 February 2016
Description/subject: Amyotha Hluttaw forms two more committees: THE current Amyotha Hluttaw session continued for its ninth day yesterday, approving the formation of the Mineral, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee and the Public Complaints Committee. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that the Mineral, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee was formed with 15 members, including Chairman U Kyaw Thiha of Mandalay Region Constituency 12 and Secretary U Sa Khin Zaw Lin of Ayeyawady Region Constituency 2. Next, the Speaker announced to the Upper House the formation of the 15-member Public Complaints Committee, naming U Hsan Myint of Ayeyawady Region Constituency 3 chairman and U Hla Myint Than of Mon State Constituency 11 secretary of the committee. Also during the ninth-day session, Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than read out a message sent by Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh, to the Amyotha Hluttaw, and the message was documented."...Pyithu Hluttaw: El Niño urgent motion put forward to Pyithu Hluttaw: "Pyithu Hluttaw session continued for ninth day, with submission of an urgent motion calling the government to gear up expected effects of El Niño and formation of five parliamentary committees. Dr Maung Thin of Meiktila Constituency submitted the urgent motion urging the ministries concerned to adopt risk mitigation measures against ill-effects of El Niño which is expected to hit Myanmar this year, and U Thein Tun of Kyaunggon Constituency seconded the motion. The urgent motion that had earned the support of parliamentary majority suggested adoption of a long-term plan for El Niño that can cause weather-related disasters and diseases, stressing the need of monitoring expected impacts on food and agriculture sectors and taking fire preventive measures. Next, Speaker U Win Myint announced parliamentary approval for proposed formation of Health and Sports Development Committee, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee and Transport, Communication and Construction Committee. Then, the Speaker informed parliamentarians of creation of Industrial Development and Investment Committee and Electric Power and Energy Development Committee with 15 members each, proposing U Win Thein Zaw of Salingyi Constituency and U Khin Maung Oo of Kyaukdaga Constituency as chairmen of the respective committees. The second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session continues today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (604K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 19 February, 2016
Date of publication: 20 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw session continues, form parliamentary committees: "THE Formation of three more parliamentary committees was proposed yesterday at the second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session following the approval of three proposed committees. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint announced parliamentary approval of theformation of the Banks and Monetary Development Committee that will be chaired by Dr Than Myint of Hlinethaya Constituency, the Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Rural Development Committee by U Yan Lin of Kyaiklat Constituency and the Education Promotion Committee by Dr Tin Aung of Kyaukse Constituency. Next, the Speaker informed parliamentarians of a process of forming the Health and Sports Development Committee, the Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee and the Transport, Communications and Construction Committee, proposing Dr San Shwe Win of Yaykyi Constituency, U Soe Thura Tun of Kungyangon Constituency and U Nay Phu Ba Swe as chairmen of the three respective committees."...Amyotha Hluttaw session goes on with parliamentary committee formation: "THE second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session went on for its eighth day with the process of creating parliamentary committees yesterday. AmyothaHluttaw Speaker Mahn Win KhaingThan announced the parliamentary approval of the formation of the Education Promotion Committee, the Local and Overseas Employment Committee, the Citizens’ Fundamental Rights and the Democracy and Human Rights Committee with 15 members each. According to the Speaker, Dr Win Myat Aye of Bago Region Constituency 4 was appointed as chairman of the Education Promotion Committee while U Kyaw Htway of Yangon Region Constituency 8 as chairman of Local and Overseas Employment Committee and Dr Htay Kywe of Yangon Region Constituency 1 as chairman of Citizens’ Fundamental Rights, Democracy and Human Rights Committee. Next, the Speaker proposed to create a Mineral, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee with 15 members, naming U Kyaw Thiha of Mandalay Region Constituency 12 as chairman of the committee. The eighth-day session came to an end, with the Speaker announcing that the next meeting for the ninth day is set for 22 February."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (254K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws 18 February, 2016
Date of publication: 19 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw forms three committees: "THE Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday discussed the formation of a committee for banks and monetary affairs development, a committee for agriculture, livestock breeding and fishery development and a committee for education promotion. Deputy Speaker U Ti Khun Myat briefed the parliament on the responsibility, power, rights and tenure of each committee, followed by parliamentary approval of the three committees. Speaker U Win Myint appointed Dr Than Myint of the Hlaingthaya constituency as chairman of the Banks and Monetary Affairs Development Committee, U Yan Lin of the Kyaiklat constituency as chairman of the Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Fishery Development Committee, and Dr Tin Aung of the Kyaukse constituency as chairman of the Education Promotion Committee. The committees are staffed by 15 members each."...Amyotha Hluttaw approves, forms parliamentary committees: "THE Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) held its seventh day session yesterday, approving and proposing parliamentary committees. Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than announced parliamentary approval of the formation of the Ethnic Affairs Committee chaired by Daw Shila Nan Taung alias M Nan Taung of Kachin State Constituency, the Farmer Affairs Committee by U Ba Myo Thein and the Women and Children’s Rights Committee by Dr Mya Thaung, with 15 members each. Next, the Speaker proposed the Education Promotion Committee, the Local and Overseas Employment Committee and Citizens’ Fundamental Rights, the Democracy and Human Rights Committee to be formed with 15 members each, announcing the list of chairmen and secretaries. Dr Win Myat Aye of Bago Region Constituency 7, U Kyaw Htwe of Yangon Region Constituency 8 and Dr Htay Kywe of Yangon Region Constituency 1were named chairmen of the proposed three committees respectively. The second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session continues for its eighth day today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (288K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 17 February, 2016
Date of publication: 18 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw approves emergency motion, formation of three committees: "THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session continued for its sixth day with discussions on an emergency motion and the approval process for the formation of three committees yesterday. On their discussions on the motion calling for an immediate end to fighting in Shan State and prompt measures to be taken to aid war-affected local people, parliamentarians including Defense Services personnel representatives stressed the need of ensuring national reconciliation for building a genuine federal Union and moving towards lasting peace through cooperation of all including ethnic armed organisations. On discussions, Union Minister U Aung Min and Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Rear Admiral Myint Nwe and U Phone Swe made clarifications. Union Minister U Aung Min said that RCSS has been urged through the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee to adhere to the terms and conditions of the nationwide ceasefire agreement that it signed while dealing with civilians. Regarding TNLA that has no state-level agreement with the government and did not ink the NCA, the Union Minister called for resolving conflicts through negotiations. In his clarification, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj- Gen Aung Soe said that affected people have been accommodated at 17 relief camps with the provision of food, clean water and health care services. Teachers and students who fled the clashes between RCSS and TNLA have been kept at a monastery to continue learning and teaching there. The motion was approved, and an approval process for formation of three committees—the International Relations Committee, the Farmers, Workers and Youth Affairs Committee and the Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee— with 15 members each was carried out."...Second Amyotha Hluttaw session continues for sixth day: "THE second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session continued for its sixth day, approving the formation of three parliamentary committees and proposing to create three more yesterday. Following the parliamentary approval, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that the International Relations, Interparliamentary Relations and Cooperation Committee was formed with 15 members led by chairman U Zon Hlyan Htan of Chin State Constituency 4 and Daw Htu May of Rakhine State Constituency 11. Likewise, U Min Oo of Bago Region Constituency 6 will lead the Committee on Local and International Non-governmental Organisation formed with 15 members including Dr Pyae Phyo of Ayeyawady Region Constituency 7 as secretary. Moreover, Dr Than Win of Mandalay Region Constituency 1 will serve as chairman of the 15-member Committee on Dr Zaw Lin Htut of Mon State Constituency 9 as secretary. Next, the Speaker proposed the formation of the Ethnic Affairs Committee with 15 members, naming Daw Shila Nan Taung alias M Nan Taung of Kachin State Constituency 2 chairperson of the committee and U Khun Thein Pe of Shan State Constituency 9 the committee’s secretary. Likewise, U Ba Myo Thein of Yangon Region Constituency 5 and U Soe Win of Rakhine State Constituency 12 were proposed as chairman and secretary of the Farmers Affairs Committee while Dr Mya Thaung of Bago Region Constituency 7 and Naw Hla Hla Soe of Yangon Region Constituency 10 were also named as chairman and secretary of Women and Children’s Rights Committee. The Amyotha Hluttaw session continues today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (257K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 10 February, 2016
Date of publication: 11 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Joint Bill Committee, forms two other parliamentary committees: "THE second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s first regular session entered its third day, approving the Joint Bill Committee and forming the Joint Public Accounts Committee and the Committee on Scrutinising Hluttaw Representatives yesterday. First, Dr Sai Hseng Kyauk Hsam of Shan State Constituency 6 clarified formation, duties and the functions of the Joint Public Accounts Committee. Next, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that the Joint Public Accounts Committee is set to comprise 15 members involving Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung as the chairman and U Saw Than Htut of Kayin State Constituency 2 and U Aung Min of Zalun Constituency as the vice-chairmen, Dr Sai Hseng Kyauk Hsam of Shan State Constituency 6 as the secretary and U Khin Maung Than of Toungoo Constituency as the joint secretary. Then, U Min Oo of Bago Region Constituency 6 elaborated on formation and duties and functions of the Committee on Scrutinizing Hluttaw Representatives. The Speaker than informed parliamentarians of the committee which is also set to be formed with 15 members led by Dr Hla Moe of Aungmyay Thasan Constituency as the chairman and U Min Oo of Bago Region Constituency 6 as the secretary. Next, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the 15-member Joint Bill Committee headed by Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung together with vice-chairmen U Zaw Min of Sagaing Region Constituency 6 and U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein of Nawngkio Constituency, Secretary Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency 3, Joint Secretary U Stephen of Kengtung Constituency and members Daw Khin Htay Kywe of Chaungzon Constituency, U Kyaw Soe Lin of Pyigyi Tagun Constituency, U Wai Hlaing Tun of Pathein Constituency, U Khin Maung Win of Lanmadaw Constituency, Defense Services Personnel Hluttaw Representative Brig-Gen Maung Maung, U Aung Kyi Nyunt of Magway Region Constituency 4, U Thein Lwin of Kachin State Constituency 10, Daw Kyein Ngaik Man of Chin State Constituency 7, Daw Nwe Nwe Aung of Mon State Constituency 2 and U Kyaw Kyaw of Rakhine State Constituency 4. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s fourth day session continues today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (276K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Amyotha, Pyithu and Yangon Hluttaws 8 February, 2016
Date of publication: 09 February 2016
Description/subject: Amyotha Hluttaw approves two standing committees: "THE first regular session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued yesterday, with parliamentarians approving the Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee and the Amyotha Hluttaw Government Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee. First, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than read out a message sent by the chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China Mr Zhang Dejiang, and the message was documented. Next, the Speaker sought the approval of the parliament for the lists of the members, terms, duties, rights and powers of the two committees. During the session, the Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee was formed with 15 members led by chairman U Aye Tha Aung of Rakhine State Constituency- 6 and secretary U Min Oo of Bago Region Constituency-6. Likewise, the Amyotha Hluttaw approved U Thein Swe of Ayeyawady Region Constituency- 10 to act as chairman and U Kyaw Ni Naing of Shan State Constituency-11 to act as secretary of the 15-member Government Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee."...Pyithu Hluttaw approves two standing committees: "THE first regular session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) entered its fourth day yesterday, approving the members of the two standing committees. First, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint sought parliamentary approval for the lists of the members of the Pyithu Hluttaw Rights Committee and Amyotha Hluttaw approves two standing committees the Pyithu Hluttaw Government Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee. He also sought approval for the terms, duties, rights and powers of the two committees. Next, the speaker announced that the Pyithu Hluttaw Rights Committee was established with 15 members led by Chairman U T Khun Myat of Kutkai Constituency and Secretary Dr Hla Moe of Aungmyay Thasan Constituency. Likewise, the Pyithu Hluttaw Government Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee was approved with 15 members, including chairperson Dr May Win Myint of Mayangon Constituency and secretary U Zone Teint of Chipwe Constituency."...Yangon Hluttaw: "A PUSH will be made to prioritise the enactment of regional laws in Yangon Region, said Daw Sandar Min, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and regional representative for Seikkyi Khanaungto Township. The regional MP spoke during the second general meeting of the Yangon Regional Hluttaw on 8 February. “Consultations have been made. There's been a great deal of discussions. Respective committees will make proposals. This will only be so once committee have been formed. There isn't anything being carried out yet [to enact laws] for the entire [Yangon] Region, only for my township,” said Daw Sandar Min. She said proposals will be made to solve Yangon’s congestion problems, as well as other problems affecting Yangon residents. “The most widely felt problems of Yangon residents, such as traffic congestion, must be resolved. Cars were approved for import into Yangon before any proper long-term consideration of the implications the influx of vehicles would have on the city's congestion. As such, the side-effects of the mass rollout of new vehicles onto Yangon's streets are not a problem that can be solved immediately. A plan must be drawn up. Various groups must be consulted in order to do so, and discussions must be held. But this problem won't likely be fixed right away,” said Daw Sandar Min. The second general meeting of the Yangon Regional Hluttaw, which was convened on 8 February, was chaired by Yangon Region Hluttaw speaker U Tin Oo of the NLD."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu, Amyotha and Yangon Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (251K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 9 February, 2016
Date of publication: 09 February 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw creates 15-member Joint Bill Committee: "THE first regular session of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for its second day with a focus on the process of forming a Joint Bill Committee yesterday. First, Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency 3 clarified the formation of the Joint Bill Committee, its duties and functions. Next, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than informed parliamentarians of the formation of the 15-member Joint Bill Committee, naming Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Aye Tha Aung as the chairman, U Tun Aung alias U Tun Tun Hein and U Zaw Min of Nawngkio Constituency as the vice-chairmen, Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency 3 as the secretary and U Stephen of Kengtung Constituency as the joint secretary of the committee. According to the second day of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session, its third day session is scheduled to be held today."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (256K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hlulttaw 29 January, 2016
Date of publication: 30 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker gives local, foreign media press conference: "Thura U Shwe Mann gave a press conference to local and foreign media persons totaling 119 at Zabuthiri Hall in Parliament Complex, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The Speaker answered questions raised by media at the conference. Present also at the press conference were Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa, Chair of Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee U Ti Khun Myat and Secretary U Saw Hla Tun, members of Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission and officials from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw Offices."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (266K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 28 January, 2016
Date of publication: 29 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw ends debate on Former Presidents’ Security Bill: "THE 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw concluded its discussions on two bills, including the Former Presidents’ Security Bill, which Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) and Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) debated yesterday. Yesterday’s session documented an event in which President U Thein Sein addressed the parliament regarding activities carried out during the Union government’s five-year term. Next, U Thein Tun Oo of Amarapura Constituency read out the Joint Bill Committee’s report on the Condominium Law, which was sent back by the president with remarks. Then, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann sought parliamentary approval on the bill and approved it in accordance with the laws and regulations of the parliament. On the president’s proposal to merge the Ministry for Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Joint Bill Committee voted against the move, deciding such a move would be more appropriately carried out by the next government. Next, MPs held discussions on the Former Presidents’ Security Bill in an effort to end the debate between the two Hluttaws on the bill. The bill was subsequently approved in accordance with the laws and regulations of the parliament. Then, Deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa elaborated on the activities of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 41st session continues today."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw concludes final session: "THE first Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) concluded its 13th session in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with lawmakers exchanging farewell statements. Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swar called on lawmakers to carry on their contributions to the development of the country by making the best use of their knowledge and experiences gained during their fiveyear term in the outgoing parliament. Lawmakers from ethnic parties and representatives of the Tatmadaw also extended greetings at yesterday’s parliament session. In his concluding remarks, Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann hailed the achievements in the five-term of the Pyithu Hluttaw, referring to discussions on national reconciliation, the rule of law and peace. He also expressed thanks to the lawmakers, acknowledging that they were able to exchange views on different issues, including the unity of all people in Myanmar."...Amyotha Hluttaw: First Amyotha Hluttaw session concludes: "THE first Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session concluded yesterday with a Q&A session in which members of Union-level organisations answered questions raised by parliamentarians. U Khin Maung Aye, a member of the Union Civil Service Board (UCSB), replied to a question raised by MP Daw Khin Wyne Kyi of Yangon Region Constituency 1 on whether there is a plan to allow civil servants to receive cash instead of leave they have earned but not taken. The UCSB member said regulation 80, which once allowed civil servants to enjoy cash rewards for their earned leave if they do not take it, was suspended as after civil servants received four pay raises under the current government due to the country’s financial situation. Likewise, Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population U Win Myint responded to a question raised by MP U Tin Maung Win of Mandalay Region Constituency 3 on whether there are plans to conduct a census on the Lisu population in Mandalay Region. The deputy minister replied that data on the Lisu population in Mandalay Region will be announced when approval is given after coordination between the departments and organisations concerned. He also said the data would come from the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. There are no new plans to conduct a census on the Lisu population in the region, he added. Next, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint explained the implementation of tasks during the period of the first Amyotha Hluttaw. According to the Hluttaw, the second Amyotha Hluttaw’s first regular session is scheduled to be held on 1 February."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (290K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Pyithu Hluttaws 27 January, 2016
Date of publication: 28 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves joint committee’s reports, discusses two bills: "THE 13th regular session of the First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for the 39th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with parliamentary approval given to the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s reports and two others, and discussions on two bills. Following the discussions of the members of Union-level organisations on findings and remarks of the Joint Public Accounts Committee on the report relating to the Union Budget for 2014-2015, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker announced the parliamentary approval to the committee’s report. On the committee’s report, Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein said that the ministry is supervising the budget implementation of the ministries concerned, following the suggestions of the committee in accord with existing rules and regulations and the Constitution. In his discussion, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw said that the ministry is also overseeing projects being implemented and financed by Union, regional and other budgets in regions, states and districts. Daw Khin Saw Oo, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar, pledged that further coordination will be made between the CBM and the Finance Ministry in accord with the suggestion of the committee. Next, the process of approving the second draft of Myanmar Gemstone Law sent back by the President with remarks followed. Then, Union Minister U Win Shein discussed the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s findings and remarks on the Union Auditor- General’s report, and the Pyithu Hluttaw approved it. During today’s session, committee members read out the Joint Bill Committee’s report on its activities at the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session, and a parliamentarian presented the committee’s report on the former President’s security bill that has been debated by Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) and Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw sees reports presentation of respective committees: "THE 13th regular session of the First Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) continued for 30th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with the submission of reports on activities of its committees and commission to the Hluttaw. MPs U Saw Hla Tun and U Nyi Nyi Myint read out a report of the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee and Pyithu Hluttaw Public Accounts Committee. Likewise, presentations of reports by the Parliament by Hluttaw Rights Committee, Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Committee and Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission were also made. In its presentation, Hluttaw Rights Committee suggested that the future parliamentary session be set to last for six months in maximum and parliamentary calendar for a certain year should be released early. The committee also stressed the need of undertaking parliamentary activities by all MPs in cooperation with Defense Services Personnel representatives."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (234K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Pyithu Hluttaws 26 January, 2016
Date of publication: 27 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session continues with discussions on committees’ reports: "THE 13th regular session of the First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for 37th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with discussion on six reports including the report of the Joint Public Accounts Committee. Union Minister U Win Shein and Union Auditor-General U Myo Myint explained matters related to the findings and remarks of the Joint Public Accounts Committee on the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Development Fund for 2014-2015 Union Minister U Win Shein suggested that further discussion is needed for proposed tax exemption for work financed by the Fund, and stated that ways and means will be sought to ease difficulties and restrictions being faced in implementation of the projects under the Fund through further coordination of the Internal Revenue Department. During today’s session, changes in the boundary, formation and names of a town, village-tracts and villages was documented. Next, presentation of the reports of the respective committees followed, and members of Union-level organisations responded to the reports."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Final approval of former President’s security bill to be sought from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: "THE 13th regular session of the First Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) entered its 29th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, approving a proposal to seek final approval of the former President’s security bill from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. During yesterday’s session a parliamentarian submitted a proposal to discuss and seek final parliamentary approval on the bill sent back by the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) with amendments from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Next, Deputy Minister for Defense Commodore Aung Thaw responded to a question about a road that was blocked from public use in Dagon Township, raised by MP U Nanda Kyaw Swa. The deputy minister said that the Bo Yar Nyunt road in the township will be reopened for the public to use before the end of this month. 11 Pyithu Hluttaw committees presented their respective reports to the Parliament."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (275K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 25 January, 2016
Date of publication: 26 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session continues: "THE 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for its 37th day with a presentation on the findings of the Union Auditor General’s report for the second six-month period for the 2014-2015fiscal year. MP U Aung Lin Hlaing read out the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s findings on the Union Auditor General’s report and the committee’s audit complaints report. Next, MPs U Win Than, U Maung Toe and U Thein Tunread out the Joint Planning and Financial Development Committee’s report, the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s findings on the Union Auditor General’s report on the Union Budget and a report of the Farmland Investigation Commission. Then, eight parliamentarians discussed the Joint Public Accounts Committee’s findings on the Auditor General’s report on the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Development Fund. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session continues tomorrow."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw approves Former Presidents’ Security Bill: "THE 13th regular session of Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) entered its 28th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with parliamentarians discussing recommendations of respective committees and the Former Presidents’ Security Bill. Parliamentarians from various committees, including the Ethnic Affairs, Rural Development and Peacemaking Committee, the National Planning Committee, the Union Budget and Taxation Scrutinising Committee and the International Relations Committee discussed recommendations. While holding discussions on the Former Presidents’ Security Bill, which was sent back by the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) with amendments, parliamentarians called for the approval of the bill in line with the Lower House amendments. Today’s session approved seven amendments of the bill in accordance with the Pyithu Hluttaw’s suggestions and decided to continue the process during the next session."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw discusses improving agricultural livelihoods: "THE 13th regular session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) entered its 27th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with a question- and-answer session, a discussion on a proposal and parliamentary approval of a report. During the question-and-answer session, members of Union-level organisations responded to three questions raised by parliamentarians. Five parliamentarians held discussions on a proposal urging the Union government to coordinate the agricultural market and increase agricultural loans to ensure improvement to farmers’ livelihoods. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn- Than explained the government’s intervention in the rice market by buying rice to secure the country’s reserves. The private sector has been allowed to grow, store, transport and trade rice freely, added the deputy minister. However, he said it is impossible to increase loansto farmers due to budget constraints, he said. Next, the parliament sought the approval of the report of the Amyotha Hluttaw committee on education, health and women and children affairs committee."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (265K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 22 January, 2016
Date of publication: 23 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw passes three bills: "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday passed three bills, including the financial institutions bill, which was sent back to the parliament with presidential remarks. The financial institutions bill came under discussion, with MPs going over it clause by clause and seeking parliamentary approval. Finance Union Minister U Win Shein proposed approving the Union tax bill of 2016, with Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann announcing the approval of the bill by parliament. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw also passed the condominium bill, which sparked disagreement between the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (267K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 21 January, 2016
Date of publication: 22 January 2016
Description/subject: Parliament records second 5-year development plan: "THE 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw entered its 35th day yesterday, with the sessions documenting plans to establish new towns and villages and the government’s second five-year,short-term development plan. One MP also read out a report before the parliament. The parliament outlined the formation and boundaries of five new villages in Mon State and extended two towns in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State. Next, an MP read out a report on the findings of Joint Public Accounts Committee regarding the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Development Fund for 2014-2015. Then, parliamentarians discussed the draft of the second five-year, short-term development plan, which will span from the 2016-2017 fiscal year to 2020-2021. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw explained the policies of the people-centred plan and called for popular participation in the projects. The five-year plan is aimed at creating sound foundations for investments and economic development, thereby contributing to Myanmar’s industrialisation, the Union minister said. Finally, the five-year plan was documented by the parliament."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (383K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaws 20 January, 2016
Date of publication: 21 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses national comprehensive development plan: "THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw put a law on record yesterday and discussed one bill and a national development plan. The parliament put on record the issues of budget allotments from the exclusive fund of the Union Budget Law for 2015. The Bill Committee called for a discussion of its findings on the Monetary Institutions Bill, which was returned by the president with remarks. National Planning and Economic Development Minister Dr Kan Zaw responded to queries raised by four representatives in connection with the National Comprehensive Development Plan 2010-2030, which was resubmitted to parliament by the Union government. During the discussion, MP U Htan Lein of Mindat constituency stressed the importance of the inflow of foreign investments into small, medium and large enterprises for the generation of revenue. In response, the Union minister spoke of the need for principles to ensure a smooth economic transformation and to overcome challenges in implementation of the national development plan. Following the discussion, the parliament put the National Comprehensive Development Plan on record."...Amyotha Hluttaw Round-up: "The 13th regular session of the first Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) entered its 26th day yesterday, with a question and answer session, an approval process for two reports and the submission of one report. Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint responded to a question about a government- funded highway in Kayah State posed by MP U Hnin Wai of Kayah State Constituency No. 12. The MP asked whether upgrading and maintenance works are being undertaken with the use of annual funding allocations. The Union minster said the ministry plans to upgrade roads, build bridges, culverts and rock retaining walls and install guardrails along the Toungoo-Leiktho-Yado-Loikaw- Hopong road during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Moreover, the Hpahsaung- Maesenan-Maese-Nantmann road will be upgraded, and bridges and culverts on the road will also be built, the Union minister added. The ministry and the Kayah State government have already coordinated the installation of new toll gates in the state, said the Union minister. Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung also replied to a question about the Ministry of Education’s plan to reopen the Government Technical Institute (Insein), which was posed by U Nu of Yangon Region Constituency No 10. In his reply, the deputy minister said short-term vocational training courses, including technical courses, are set to open in the main building of the institute. The 120-year-old main building of the Insein GTI received a Blue Plaque from the Yangon Heritage Trust last December, acknowledging its status as a significant historic building. Next, reports by the Mining, Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Committee and the Bill Committee on respective activities undertaken during the first Amyotha Hluttaw were submitted for approval. MP U Htay Maung, a member of the Amyotha Hluttaw Education, Health and Women and Children Affairs Committee, presented the committee’s report to the hluttaw."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (769K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 19 January, 2016
Date of publication: 20 January 2016
Description/subject: Parliament gives nod to National Planning bill and four others: "THE 13th regular session of the First Pyidaungsu Hluttaw passed five bills including the National Planning Bill for the fiscal year 2016-2017 on its 33rd day meeting yesterday. During a session for the seeking of final approval on the National Planning Bill 2016- 2017, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw replied that there should be an original version for targeted GDP growths of each sector as targets can be met while replacing state-owned investments with private sector ones. Next the Parliament gave a nod to the National Planning Bill and four other bills that include the Union Budget Bill for 2016, the Pesticide Bill, the New Plan Species Protection Bill, and the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (907K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 18 January, 2016
Date of publication: 19 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Round-up: "THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament) continued its session yesterday, discussing the National Planning Bill and the progress of implementing tasks for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. High-ranking officials from the Union-level institutions clarified the bill and sought the approval of the parliament for the remarks made by the joint-bill committee. Dr Pwint Hsan, the Deputy Minister for Commerce, said the ministry has adopted a national policy on boosting exports, relaxing rules and regulations for trade, finding foreign market for local products and implementing transit trade. The parliament also approved the Insecticide Bill, the New Plant Species Protection Bill and the Bill Amending the Penal Code, which were sent back to parliament with the president’s remarks."...Pyithu Hluttaw Round-up: "THE Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) discussed the urgent implementation of car parking systems in Yangon and Mandalay and the system to scrutinise car import permits. MP U Win Oo of Yayphyu constituency urged the government to scrutinise the process of applying for recommendation letters for car parking spaces when the people buy cars from show rooms in order to prevent corruption from entering the process. Dr Pwint Hsan, the Deputy Minister for Commerce, invited complaints about corruption along with recommendations for the car parking spaces, promising that the government would take action against those involved in corruption. Two bills, including the Former President’s Security Bill, were submitted."...Amyotha Hluttaw Round-up: "AT the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting yesterday, the Upper House speaker announced that the parliament approved the reports on its own activities during the first Amyotha Hluttaw, submitted by the committees on rural development, international relations, peasants and employees, mining, environmental conservation and others. The speaker also asked MPs to sign up to discuss the report of the mineral resources and environmental conservation committee’s report."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (677K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 15 January, 2016
Date of publication: 16 January 2016
Description/subject: Parliamentarians discuss national planning bill: "THE 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued on its 31st day session yesterday, with parliamentarians holding discussions on projects set to be implemented in the fiscal year 2016-2017 in accord with the National Planning Bill. U Tin Htay Aung of Yezagyo constituency supported the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development in its policies and plans for the 2016-2017 FY. In her discussion, Dr May Win Myint of Mayangone constituency stressed the need of funds for emergency aid as most has been used to respond to natural disasters that occurred in previous years. Daw Sandar Min of Zabuthiri Constituency asked authorities concerned to reconsider the situation of the Pharmaceutical and Foodstuff Industries under the Ministry of Industry if its income is equal to expenditure. U Than Lwin of Chauk constituency called for the formation of an Energy Commission that can lead the country to reaching its GDP targets in the energy sector. In his discussion, U Win Than of Thabaung constituency called on officials concerned to continue seeking ways and means to supervise the projects and protect them against possible crises if the Parliament is informed of the country’s financial situation every two years. Next, the Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw announced that parliamentary approval will be sought on the National Planning Bill 2016-2017 as of 18 Janu- Daw Sandar Min. Photo: MNA ary."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (396K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaws 14 January, 2016
Date of publication: 15 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Round-up: "The 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its 30th meeting yesterday, seeking parliamentary approval for two bills and debating one draft law. First, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker Thura U Shwe Mann announced the recording of the second revision of the bill to amend the Myanmar Gems Law. The joint bill committee read out a draft of the Pesticide Bill, after which the speaker invited parliamentarians to sign up to discuss the bill. Next, the parliament approved the draft of the Commercial Tax on Special Goods Bill and the Legal Supports Bill, each with remarks from the president. The two bills will now be sent back to the president. During a discussion on the draft of the Union Tax Law (2016), deputy ministers Dr Lin Aung, Dr Maung Maung Thein, Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint, U Khin Zaw, U Thaung Tin, U Aung Than Oo, U Than Tun Aung and Daw Lei Lei Thein responded to parliamentarians’ questions about the law."...Amyotha Hluttaw Round-up: "The 13th regular session of the first Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) held its 24th meeting yesterday, with parliamentarians approving the Presidential Security Bill. Following the presentation of the findings of the Amyotha Hluttaw bill committee on the Presidential Security Bill, the bill was read out and submitted for MPs’ approval. Next, a progress report on the activities of the Amyotha Hluttaw was submitted to the Upper House speaker and submitted for approval. Members of various committees read out reports, and the speaker invited MPs to sign up to discuss them. During Q-and-A session, Deputy Minister for Rail Transportation U Myint Thein said no plan has been laid to build a railcum- road tunnel from Htaukkyant village in Kalay Township to the Var Bridge in Falam Township, as the construction of a 20-mile tunnel would be too costly. At the meeting, the speaker asked MPs to enlist their names if they want to discuss reports on works done by the committees in the term of the first parliament."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (697K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaws 13 January, 2016
Date of publication: 14 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses three bills: "THE 13th regular session of the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continued for its 29th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, discussing three bills. The three bills are the Remuneration Bill, the Shops and Departments Bill and the bill to amend the Workshop Act of 1951. At the session, U Myo Myint, who was recently appointed as the Union Auditor General, took his oath of office in front of the speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. During the meeting, the joint bill committee and other MPs discussed allocation and expenditure policies for the Union Budget Bill for 2016."...Amyotha Hluttaw: "AT yesterday’s session of the Amyotha Hluttaw, U Khin Maung Yi, the MP from constituency No. 6 in Ayeyawady Region, asked whether plans are being devised by the government for quick responses and preventive measures for terrorist attacks. In response, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint said the government is actively cooperating with regional and international organisations to prevent terrorist acts. “A 24-member central body led by the Union Minister for Home Affairs has been formed to quickly respond to terrorist acts,” the deputy minister said. During the meeting, four MPs also discussed the Former Presidents Security Bill."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (496K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 11 January, 2016
Date of publication: 12 January 2016
Description/subject: Hluttaw Round-up: "THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw continued their sessions in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The joint bill committee of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw submitted its findings and remarks related to the Specific Goods Tax Bill and to the bill amending the Legal Supports Bill. The speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hlutta asked MPs to sign up to discuss the two bills at the next meeting of the hlulttaw. In the Pyithu Hluttaw, members sought approval for a bill on nuclear prevention, a bill to amend the Land Confiscation Act and another to amend the Protection of the Constitution Law. The bills on industrial design copyright, innovation copyright, and other types of copyright and trademarking were also submitted for approval. The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to send back the Myanmar Statistics Bill, the Private Education Bill, the Prison Bill and the bill amending the Weapons Act with the remarks of the Amyotha Hluttaw. The bill to amend the 1950 Emergency Provision Act was recorded. The bill to amending 1949 Suppression of Prostitution Act was approved by the hluttaw. At meeting of the Amyotha Hluttaw, MPs approved a bill amending the 1951 Factories Act, the 2015 Shops and Worksites Bill and the Payment of Wages Bill."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (371K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 8 Janugary, 2016
Date of publication: 09 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves third amended election laws: "THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the third amended Pyithu, Amyotha, region/state Hluttaw elections bills yesterday. At the 27th day session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Nay PYi Taw the parliament also invited MPs to enlist their names for discussion on the letter sent by the President concerning the appointment of the Union Auditor- General. Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw clarified a draft on short-term five-year projects from the 2016-2017 to the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year. A total of 553 MPs attended the parliamentary meeting."
Language: English (and various language in the alternate link)
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (413K)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyithu Hluttaw 7 January, 2016
Date of publication: 08 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw discusses proposal to suspend construction of high-rise buildings in Yangon: "THE Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) discussed an urgent proposal today that would suspend the construction of high-rise buildings in Yangon until they meet all existing rules and regulations for construction. The parliament put the urgent proposal on record, pledging that it would monitor the issue. Regarding the proposal, Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint replied that the ministry is closely supervising buildings that are being built by the ministry to ensure that they follow the rules. However, he added, the Yangon City Development Committee has set up a subcommittee of experts to supervise the construction of buildings higher than 11 storeys. The construction of buildings across the country should follow the existing construction rules and regulations, the deputy minister said. Also at yesterday’s Lower House session, MPs asked questions about the upgrading of a school in Pakokku Township, the drinking water supply in Bilin Township, the repaying agriculture loans in Tamu District and about permissions to use virgin and fallow lands. MP Dr Soe Moe Aung from Bilin Constituency asked whether the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has a plan to supply drinking water from the township’s Kazai Dam to the wards that face a scarcity of water every summer. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Khin Zaw replied that the ministry mainly supplies irrigation water to local farms. However, the deputy minister said, the ministry will cooperate with local development affairs departments to supply drinking water to the wards if the departments report on the issue to the ministry. MP U Khin Maung Shwe from Tamu Constituency asked whether the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has any plan to settle the issue of farmers struggling to repay agriculture loans following the loss of their farmlands to floods. The MP also asked for the ministry to arrange for virgin and fallow lands to be provided to farmers who lost their farms. Deputy Minister U Khin Zaw replied that the farmers should request their township’s bank manager to delay the deadline for loan repayment. During the last rainy season, floods damaged 7,318 acres of farmland in Tamu District, of which 4,353 acres have been recovered. At the parliament session, Minister for Health Dr Than Aung suggested that more wards be added to Yangon General Hospital, as the hospital has seen an increase in the number of patients it receives, jumping from around 25,000 in 2013 to 62,500 in 2014."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
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Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaws 6 January, 2016
Date of publication: 07 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Nationwide development plan to focus on agriculture, industry: "THE Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released its National Comprehensive Development Plan (NCDP) yesterday at the Pyiduangsu Hluttaw session in Nay Pyi Taw. In the report, the ministry prioritises the agricultural and industrial sectors in the coming phases of its 20-year master plan (2010-2030) for the country’s economic development, aiming to generate job opportunities in these two sectors. At the meeting, the Joint Bill Committee in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw also discussed the National Project Bill for the next fiscal year."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Transport ministry to regulate drones: "THE Amyotha Hluttaw continued its session in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, approving four reports and discussed three questions, including one about the use of drones by people in Myanmar. In response to the question about the use of drones, Deputy Minister for Transport U Zin Yaw said the ministry is planning to issue rules and regulations and registration protocols pertaining to the use of drones. He said although drones can be used in terrorist attacks, they are useful for many purposes that can benefit society. The Civil Aviation Department under the Ministry of Transport is planning to issue an Advisory Circular on the use of drones around the country, he added."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
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Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu and Amyotha Hluttaws 5 January, 2016
Date of publication: 06 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discusses Union Budget Bill for next FY: "THE Public Accounts Committee and the joint bill committee of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussed the Union Budget Bill for the next fiscal year. In his discussion, U Maung Toe, Secretary of the Public Accounts Committee, made his suggestion to submit plans for the fulfilling of the budget deficiency when the Union budget is submitted to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. He also suggested not including state-owned enterprises in the State’s budget and to submit their plans for running their business on a commercial base. The joint bill committee suggested that permission for borrowing money be assigned to the Pyihtaungsu Hluttaw where the budget is insufficient in implementing national projects. Regarding the banking and financial institutions bill which was sent back after disagreement of both parliaments on some parts of the bill, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved 12 points suggested by the Pyithu Hluttaw and four points by the Amyotha Hluttaw. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw also approved the Bill Amending the Penal Code which was sent back by the president with remarks. Over 530 MPs attended the Tuesday meeting."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hlutaw approves two bills: "THE Amyotha Hluttaw convened its meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, approving the third amended bill for the Amyotha HLuttaw Election Law and the third amended bill for the Region or State Hluttaw Election Law for the third time. Speaker of Amyotha HLuttaw U Khin Aung Myint asked MPs to enlist their names to discuss the Bill Amending the 1951 Factories Act, the 2015 shops and worksites Bill and the payment of wages bill sent with amendments by the Pyithu Hluttaw."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
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Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 1 January, 2016
Date of publication: 02 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves three bills, put two on record: "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday passed three bills, put on record other two bills and the president’s foreign trip, and agreed on a national planning report. The parliament approved the road transportation bill, the rail transportation bill and the arbitration bill after discussing them clause by clause. It also heard the clarification of the report on national planning for the first six-month of 2015-16 fiscal year, before putting on record the pesticide bill, the new plant varieties protection bill and the president’s participation in the 27th ASEAN Summit and its related meetings which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. National Planning and Economic Development Deputy Minister Daw Leh Leh Thein read out the progress report, which won parliamentary approval as proposed by the Joint Committee for Planning and Financial Development."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyithu Hluttaw via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
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Date of entry/update: 03 February 2016


Title: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws 31 December, 2015
Date of publication: 01 January 2016
Description/subject: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw passes two bills: "The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday approved the Legal Aid Bill and the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill after discussing them clause by clause. The two bills previously aroused disagreement between the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw. Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann discussed future steps to turn the bills into law."...Pyithu Hluttaw: Pyithu Hluttaw approves amendments to two bills: "THE Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) discussed and approved amendments to two bills, including the Presidential Security Bill, during its meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. U Tin Maung Oo from the Shwe Pyi Thar Constituency asked if the Ministry of Immigration and Population had a plan to amend the law and bylaw on issuing of household lists and citizenship identity cards to migrants and squatters. In response to the question, the Deputy Minister for Immigration and Population replied that the ministry has no plans to amend the law and bylaw since the issue came from the internal migration of people. While currently issuing citizenship cards to migrants and squatters, the ministry is facing difficulties in getting correct and complete information and documents from migrants and squatters as they are moving from one place to another frequently. Regarding the question of MP T Khun Myat from Kalewa Constituency on fighting against narcotic drugs, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun said the government adopted a 15-year plan from 1999 to 2014 for the elimination of drugs and adopted a five year plan from 2014-2015 to 2018- 2019 for the elimination of the production and use of drug, stepping up its efforts in the fight."...Amyotha Hluttaw: Amyotha Hluttaw passes two bills, approves three reports: "THE Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday passed two bills and approved three progress reports submitted by committees. The pesticide bill and the new plant varieties protection bill were brought before parliament by the Pyithu Hluttaw with remarks. The Rights Committee, the Public Complaints Committee and the Strategic Study and Research Committee presented their progress reports and sought parliamentary approval. The Internal and External Non-governmental Organisations Committee and the Committee for National Races Affairs, Conflict Reduction and Peace Process also submitted their progress reports, which will come under discussion at the next session of parliament."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws via "The Global New Light of Myanmar"
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Date of entry/update: 08 January 2016