By Aung Ye Thwin, Lu Maw (MNA)
The 19th-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of Second Amyotha Hluttaw held at Amyotha Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning approves a motion urging the Union government to review National Land Use Policy in Line with the Laws related to land. The meeting also renamed and amended the duties and rights of a committee, approves a bill and Hluttaw was informed of the extension of the terms of 13 Hluttaw Affairs Committees for another year.
Renaming of Local and Overseas Labour Affairs Committee
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than first informed the Hluttaw of renaming Local and Overseas Labour Affairs Committee as Immigration, Local and Overseas Labour Affairs Committee and amending the duties and rights of the committee.
U Kyaw Htwe of Yangon Region constituency 8 then explained about the amended duties and rights of the Immigration, Local and Overseas Labour Affairs Committee and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker obtained the approval of the Hluttaw on the name change and amending of the duties and rights. An announcement was accordingly made of the committee name change and amending of the duties and rights.
Hluttaw approves Myanmar Insolvency Bill
Next, Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member U Sai Tun Aung read and explained about the committee’s report on Myanmar Insolvency Bill.
Justice of the Supreme Court of the Union U Mya Han then tabled a motion to approve the bill as amended and the motion was supported by Saw Sha Phon Hwa of Kayin State constituency 12.
As there was no objection from the Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the bill as amended.
Hluttaw approves a motion to establish National Land Law
Afterwards, a motion tabled by Dr. Pyae Phyo of Ayeyawady Region constituency 7 urging the government to review National Land Use Policy to establish a National Land Law was discussed by Daw Ei Ei Pyone of Ayeyawady Region constituency 8, Dr. Khun Win Thaung of Kachin State constituency 11, U Khin Myo Win of the Taninthayi Region constituency 12, Daw Myat Thida Tun of Mon State constituency 5, U Zaw Min Latt @ U Ko Latt of Shan State constituency 1, Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Latt of Bago Region constituency 3 and U Aye Min Han of Mon State constituency 1.
In his explanation on the motion Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr. Ye Myint Swe said the ministry is taking the National Land Use Policy as a guideline toward enacting a new National Land Law in an increasing momentum together with land use committees and supporting work committees according to suggestions made at the forum on national land use policy and recommended the Hluttaw to keep the motion on record.
As the motion proposer want the decision of the Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker obtained it through a vote where there were 160 for, 6 against and 4 abstaining and an announcement was made about the motion being approved by the Hluttaw.
Hluttaw informed of extending terms of 13 Hluttaw Affairs Committee for a year
Finally, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker informed the Hluttaw that the terms of 13 Hluttaw Affairs Committees formed under Amyotha Hluttaw Law and rule had reached one year and were being extended for another year according to Amyotha Hluttaw rule. The 20th-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 4 March. (Translated by Zaw Min)