Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues voting on proposals for constitutional amendment

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convenes its 20th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday.  Photo: Htan Phon
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convenes its 20th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday.  Photo: Htan Phon

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw voted on amending provisions of 15 subsections and sections of the 2008 Constitution on its 20th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday.
The second day of amendment voting was participated by 635 MPs, while 19 lawmakers were on leave.
Amendment proposals for the single paragraph (c) of Section 59 were submitted by the two lawmakers MP U Sai Than Naing and U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein. Both proposals secured only 214 and 415 supporting votes, failing to pass 75 per cent that is required for the amendment process.
Moreover, proposals for amendment of paragraph (d) of Section 59 won 415 supporting votes, 393 votes for paragraph (f) of Section 59, 412 votes for paragraph (b) of Section 109, 412 votes for paragraph (b) of Section 141, 414 votes for paragraph (d) of Section 161, 213 votes for Section 201, 411 votes for adding provisions into sub-paragraph (g-1) of Section 201, 411 votes for sub-paragraph (g-2) of Section 201, 409 votes for annulment of paragraph (k) of Section 201, 216 votes for adding provisions into paragraph (a) of Section 201, 226 votes for paragraph (c) of Section 248, 413 votes for Section 294, 408 votes for Section 410 and 410 votes for paragraph (b) for Section 411 did not cross the 75 per cent for amendment.
The third series of amendment voting will be held today.—Aung Ye Thwin and Aye Aye Thant  (Translated by Aung Khin)

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