A 14th-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of Second Pyithu Hluttaw was held yesterday morning at Pyithu Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw where asterisk marked questions raised were answered and a motion on placing more emphasis on laying and upgrading inter-village roads was accepted for discussion.
In the first asterisk-marked question of the day U Thaung Aye of Pyawbwe constituency asked why a Region Government had issued a notification putting restriction on Hluttaw representative meeting with the constituents in the constituency. Deputy Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Tin Myint explained that Pyithu Hluttaw Law section 12, sub-section (f) states that Hluttaw representatives are to arrange venue and other requirements to meet with constituents in the constituency and relevant administrative entities can be coordinated if required. As the law didn’t state that an administrative entity is responsible for these meetings and to separate the division between legislative, administrative and judicial pillars of the country Mandalay Region government had issued a notification to district and township administrators to only arrange the meeting. The ministry had also instructed state/region, district and township administrators to provide required assistance to Hluttaw representatives in according to the law explained the Deputy Minister.
Asterisk-marked questions on upgrading of Namtlan Village to Namtlan Town in Hsipaw Township, Shan State and plan to pay allowance for temporary village administrators raised by U Sai Thant Zin of Hsipaw constituency and Dr. U Myint Thein of Nyaunglebin constituency were also answered by Deputy Minister U Tin Myint.
Similarly asterisk-marked questions raised by U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe, U Toe Win of Tamway constituency, U Sein Myint of Myingyan constituency and U Naing Naing Win of Tamu constituency were answered by Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Kyi Min and Deputy Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Tin Myint.
Motion on placing more emphasis on laying and upgrading inter-village roads
Following the asterisk-marked question and answer session U Ne Lin Aung of Mindat constituency explained and tabled a motion urging the Union Government to place more emphasis on laying and upgrading inter-village roads in townships where development of road transport is low as well as in townships where ethnic nationals live. The motion was supported by U Sai Oo Kham of Hsenwi constituency.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced the Hluttaw’s agreement to discuss the motion after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw and announced further for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the motion to register their names.
The 15th-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw will be held on 20 February it is learnt.
By Aye Aye Thant (MNA)
(Translated by Zaw Min)