Members of Parliament are lawmakers, not law breakers: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker

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Speaker U Win Myint at Mon State Hluttaw. Photo: MNA

Members of Parliament are required to follow rules and regulations, laws, and the constitution in working for regional development, the Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw told legislators in Mon State yesterday.
“The present time is a period of democracy transformation. We have been trying to establish a federal Union to let democracy flourish so that the country will be peaceful and developed, said U Win Myint, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw.
“When there are democracy rights, there will be rule of law and then safety security for the people. As there is rule of law, the country will be in stability and have internal peace,” he told Mon State’s members of parliament at a meeting held at the State Hluttaw’s Office in Mon State.
Members of Parliament are required to follow the restrictions, disciplines in the bylaw, and Hluttaw law when presenting the proposals or questioning. When making the law, it also required to amend those laws which need updating in accordance with time, reviewing the existing laws to be beneficial to the people and be the law for the benefit for the people.
Utilising legislative, executive and judicial power as separately as possible provides a system of checks and balances that must be worked out in accordance with rules and regulations, existing laws and the constitution. When making checks and balances, there will be serious attention not to be interfering beyond the restrictions, said the speaker.
“MPs are the legislators and should be aware to not be law breakers and have the rights to negotiate with local authorities for the development of each constituency in accordance with the constitution.”
In the fourth regular session of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw recently, the Hluttaw approved Union Tax Law 2017, Union Budget Bill 2017, and the National Planning Bill for 2017-2018. Members of Parliament should work for the development of each area in accordance with the enacted law.
When we want to establish a democratic country, we all must work together with trust, understanding, cooperation, forgiveness, and being patient and generous for the people and the nation.
In a democratic country, the Hluttaw is the basic foundation for democracy and the people possess the central power in a democratic country. Thus, all members of parliament always make efforts to generate firmly the work process of Hluttaw.
We always pay attention to the ethnic unification and emphasise working for the right of the nationalities. We have formed State level organisations and union-level organisations by appointing ethnics in suitable positions.
U Win Myint said we are consistently working to merge the federal policy and democracy. Members of Parliament need cooperation to establish a democratic federal union which has the right for self administration and self legislation.
After his speech, Members of Parliament presented the local developmental process and works in the Hluttaw and the speaker answered questions from the MPs. The meeting was also attended by Mon State Hluttaw Speaker Daw Tin Ei, Amyotha Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw representatives.—Myanmar News Agency

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