2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session resumes

Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday. Photo: MNA
Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday. Photo: MNA

The second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session started at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Swearing-in of new Hluttaw representatives
Eight new Tatmadaw Hluttaw representatives and four newly elected Hluttaw representatives were sworn in before the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, U T Khun Myat, and signed the swearing-in documents.
Welcoming speech and briefing by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
Speaker U T Khun Myat welcomed the new Hluttaw representatives elected in the by-election. He then informed the Hluttaw that 23 bills and ten motions will be debated in the current session, and 120 asterisk-marked questions will be raised. The questions include 119 asterisk-marked questions that were transferred to the tenth session from the ninth session.
“Our legislative pillar, the Hluttaw, has flourished and thrived to reach the tenth session of the second Hluttaw. As a strong and firm legislative pillar, we have to enact laws that are in accord with the time and era. Representatives also need to change their mindsets and functioning. At the moment, when a democratic system is being formed, all must strive towards achieving the democratic norms that ought to be achieved. Words and actions that create and cause misunderstandings and division should be carefully avoided when raising questions and conducting debates. There will be differences in policies and views among parties, but all are urged to debate and make decisions for national benefit,” the Speaker said.
“We all were elected by the people to perform legislative duties. Now is the time to enact laws for the people that stand up to democratic norms, and enable the transition towards democracy. It can be seen that the administrative pillar is carrying out national reforms in tune with a democratic system. Internal peace is the main challenge towards establishing a democratic federal union.
A democratic federal union can be established only when internal peace is achieved and so, I urge that we all do our assigned duties and work with the people for national reconciliation and internal peace,” he said.
After his address, the Speaker notified the Hluttaw about a study tour to Germany undertaken by a delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung @ U Tun Tun Hein; the Pyithu Hluttaw representative from Yankin constituency, Daw Zin Mar Aung, attending the Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in Indonesia; a delegation, including Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Bo Bo Oo from Sangyoung constituency, led by Amyotha Hluttaw representative Prof. Dr. U Than Win attending the 137th Assembly and related meetings of the International Parliaments Congress in Switzerland; a study tour to the People’s Republic of China by a delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Zaw Thein from Wakema constituency; a delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw representative Dr. U Than Aung Soe of Minhla constituency attending the Global Parliamentary Summit in Spain; Pyithu Hluttaw representative Dr. Daw Khin Sithu of Loikaw constituency attending the round-table discussion on Regional Investment Framework for Migrant Health in the Greater Mekong Subregion; a delegation that included Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Lone Jone San Mai of Sumprabum constituency led by Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Kyaw Toke attending the 20th Congress of King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) in Thailand; and a delegation that included Pyithu Hluttaw representative Lt-Col Myo Htat Win led by Amyotha Hluttaw representative Daw Nwe Nwe Aung attending the 14th Study Tour in Japan on Law/Judicial Co-creation Program. The notifications were made during the recess between the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s ninth and tenth sessions after which they were put on record.
QNA Session
In the question-and-answer session that followed, asterisk marked questions raised by U Nyunt Aung of Monywa constituency and U Win Min of Hlinethaya constituency were answered by Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Nyi Tun. Questions raised by U Thaung Htay Lin of Patheingyi constituency, U Sai Aung Kyaw of Kehsi constituency, U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency, U Naing Naing Win of Tamu constituency, and U Aye Naing of Dagon Myothit (South) constituency were answered by Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Deputy Minister Dr. Ye Myint Swe.
Tabling motion on garbage
Afterwards, U Sai Ngaung Hsai Hein of Maukmai constituency tabled a motion urging the Union Government to define and set priority work guidelines so that relevant organizations can establish and open adequate garbage dumping fields and pits for systematic garbage collection and disposal, so that all wards and villages in the country are equally and consistently clean prior to the implementation of the national-level waste management strategy and work processes. He also explained the reason and aim for tabling the motion.
The Speaker announced the Hluttaw was in agreement to accept and debate the motion, after obtaining the decision of the members. He asked Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the motion to enrol their names.
Receipt of Myanmar Mine Rules
Later, the Speaker informed the Hluttaw about receiving the amendment to the Myanmar Mine Rules sent by Amyotha Hluttaw, and asked Hluttaw representatives who want to table an amendment motion to enrol their names.
The second meeting of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session will be held today.—Aye Aye Thant (MNA) (Translated by Zaw Min)

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