The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session held its second-day meeting at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday.
At the meeting, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced that the Hluttaw had approved the second amendment to the Civil Services Personnel Law and the Explosive Materials Bill.
Next, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s approval for the proposed appointment of U Tin Maung Myint as a member of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar.
The Hluttaw also agreed to the matter of reorganising Vice Chairman (2) in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee after the agreement of the Hluttaw was obtained.
Later, the Hluttaw representatives from Tatmadaw Col. Myint Han, Col. Khin Maung Tun and Lt-Col. Hla Naing, U Htay Win Aung @ U Pyone Cho of Dawbon constituency, Daw Nam Kham Aye of Namtu constituency and Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Latt of Bago Region constituency 3 discussed the matter of putting on record Recommendation 205, the Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience Recommendation, sent by the President. Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe also discussed and explained the matter after which the Hluttaw put the matter on record.
Following this, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin explained that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was utilising Ks319 million from the emergency fund of the 2017 Union Budget Law, and the Hluttaw announced the matter would be put on record.
The Hluttaw also approved the reorganising of National Education Policy Commission, sent by the union government, after it was explained by Ministry of Education Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun. In his explanation to the Hluttaw about the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 2017 Annual Report, chairman U Win Mra said the commission was conducting more works annually, and the cooperation of the government, union ministries and the state/region governments was required. It was observed that some departments responded to the commission after they were informed about the complaints received about them. State-owned and private media were also asked to investigate and expose human rights abuses, allowing the commission to respond to them in a timely manner. The Hluttaw then requested the Hluttaw representatives who wanted to discuss the report to enrol their names.
The Protection of Wildlife and the Conservation of Natural Areas Bill, sent back by the President with remarks, was discussed by U Maung Soe @ U Soe Thein of Taninthayi Region constituency 10, and the Hluttaw’s approval was obtained after the bill committee tabled a motion.
With no one objecting to the motion, the Hluttaw announced its approval for Myanmar to adopt the third protocol to amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement, sent back by the President.
The third-day meeting of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session will be held on 22 May.
By Myo Myint,