No assignments to trace parliamentarians in the line of duty secretly or openly

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Maj-Gen Aung Soe.

Members of Parliament are not being traced or tracked as they are dong their jobs, said a hgh-ranking official from the Ministry of Home Affairs during yesterday’s Pyithu Hluttaw session.
The statement was made in respoinse to an unusual query from an MP representing the Insein constituency.
“As for the Ministry of Home Affairs, there is no assignments to trace parliamentarians in the line of duty, secretly or openly,” said Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, at Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs assigns investigation teams to scrutinise whether candidates get involved with sections 8 and 10 of election law and submit investigation reports to the Union Election Commission (UEC), said Maj-Gen Aung Soe.
He added that candidates who will contest for parliamentary seats in Regions and States Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw are required to submit their statements to the UEC in accord with the laws, rules and regulations, in his reply to question as to which responsible officials or organisations assigned persons and organisations to trace Hluttaw representatives in the line of duty, raised by U Maung Maung Oo, representative of Insein constituency, at the 7th day meeting of 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw.
U Maung Muang Oo and other MPs have suspected that they have been followed in the past, representatives said.
The deputy minister continued to say that the Union Election Commission informs the Ministry of Home Affairs
so as to be able to scrutinise as to whether candidates who have names enlisted get involved with section 8 & 10 of the respective Hluttaw Election Laws, or not. Afterward, Daw Mya Khwar Nyo Oo of Shwedaung constituency raised a question as to whether the department of general administration and the Myanmar Police Force under the Ministry of Home Affairs have any plans to supervise production of riverine marbles operating along the Ayeyawady River including Shwedaung township, in accord with rules and regulations laid down by department of water resources and rivers and creeks development. Maj-Gen Aung Soe replied to the question, “Under section 13 of water resources, rivers and creeks conservation law, anyone is strictly prohibited to abundantly pump or dig sand from a river and exploit riverine marbles and artisanal and small-scale gold mining in the river. If committed, the violator will be sentenced to less than two years imprisonment or fined less than Ks 30,000 or both, under section 26 of the law. Section 26 is an arrest-able offence. So, General Administration Department and Department of Water Resources and Development of Rivers and Creeks are scrutinizing and arresting the offences whether they are operating without licenses or not.
In addition, Maj-Gen Aung Soe replied to the question raised by Daw Khin Saw Wai of Yathaydaung Constituency by saying, “Those who are using SIM cards from another country cannot be taken legal actions against, under the existing communication laws, according to the co-response by the Ministry of Transport and Communication. Rakhine State’s Maungtaw region is abutting Bangladesh, so most of local people are using mobile SIM Cards from the other side illegally. Due to these illegal uses, rule of law and security of Myanmar can be harmed. Hence, Myanmar Police Force is arresting the users under section of Export and Import Law, filing 81 cases in 2014, 84 cases in 2015, 22 cases in 2016 — altogether 187 cases and 187 persons.”
Then, the Deputy Minister replied to queries on administration and management raised by U Khin Cho of Hlinebwe constituency, U Se Korki of Mai Khat constituency, U Ne Lin Aung of Mintat constituency, U Myint Oo of Thanatpin constituency and U Tin Ko Ko Oo of Bilin constituency.
U Tin Htwe of Waw constituency put forward a motion to urge Union High Court to uphold the deterioration of the Judicial Panel with U Zaw Win of Kyimyindine constituency, Yangon Region supporting the motion. Following that, Speaker of Hluttaw received the decision of the Hluttaw to approve the motion. The Hluttaw announced that the motion would be seconded, followed by an announcement to enroll the names of those who would like to discuss the issue.
The Deputy Minister put forward a bill on the transfer of the culprit law with Daw Mar Mar Khaing of Thaton constituency and a drafting committee member reading out the report. The Speaker of the Hluttaw announced he would enroll their names to submit the motion to amend.

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