Hluttaw Committees should be familiar with assigned duties to serve effectively

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Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than.

Yesterday morning was the 18th day of the fourth regular section of the second Amyotha Hluttaw, during which 15 Amyotha Hluttaw committees submitted their one-year activities, findings, analyses, advice and upcoming activities.
Daw Thiri Yadana, a member of the Ethnic Affairs Committee, read out the report of the Amyotha Hluttaw Ethnic Affairs Committee’s activities, which advised that the transfer of the assignments to the chairman, secretary and members of the Hluttaw Committee should be at most twice in the five-year term of Hluttaw so that the assigned Members of Parliament will be in touch on the assigned duties of the committee’s tasks and can serve effectively.
She said as the committee’s specialty is ethnic affairs, it is necessary to know the real situation of respective tribes as well as needing to be in touch with their literature and culture and keep an eye on those tribes which are in danger of extinction so that effort can be made to preserve the group.
By assigning the committees in the Hluttaw to the ministries that formed them during the current government term, the Hluttaw committees and related ministries can communicate quickly with each other for activities, she said.
She read that national reconciliation under the guidance of Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker, the committee was trying to support effectively to the preservation of ethnic rights and internal peace and the development of ethnic peoples.
U Soe Win, the secretary of the Peasant Affairs Committee, read out his committee’s motions that the committee received 1,575 complaint letters concerning land matters in 2016 and responded to the authors of the letters that the committee would take suitable actions.
The committee submitted its findings, analyses and advice for the cases to the speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw and transferred the case letters to the Land Scrutiny Committee for the confiscated lands in States and Regions. There were seven letters about Kachin State, one letter about Taninthayi Region, nine letters about the Sagaing Region, 10 letters to Bago Region, 11 letters to Magway Region, 14 letters to Mandalay Region, one letter to Mon State, 15 letters to Rakhine State, 35 letters to Yangon Region, eight letters to Shan State, nine letters to Ayeyawaddy Region and 125 letters to Nay Pyi Taw Council Area.
He read eleven cases, complaint letters with many addresses and without strong references were being presented to the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker and 1,439 letters not needed to be solved were kept under the decision of the committee. Five letters that have been solved were sent back to the Hluttaw committee from the respective Regions and States and plan to be submitted to the Speaker of Amyoth Hluttaw after being analysed.
Then, the chairmen and secretaries of the respective committees read out the report of their committees’ forthcoming activities, one-year performance, researches, analyses and advice, and then the speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw announced that the MP could enroll if they wanted to discuss about the reports.
The speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw presented the reforming of committees’ members and secretaries and took approval from the Hluttaw.

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