Pyidaungsu Hluttaw debate constitution amendment bill


The 15th regular session of second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its 12th day meeting yesterday, and Hluttaw representatives debated articles and sub-articles in the second bill on amending the State Constitution.
MP U Wai Sein Aung from Rakhine State constituency 1 supported the recommendations of Joint Committee on Scrutinizing Second Bill Amending 2008 Constitution that proposed possible amendment of sub-articles (a) and (b) of Article 436 with the agreements made by two-third of elected representatives.
MP U Sai Oo Kham from Hsenwi constituency also supported the Joint Committee’s recommendations for possible amendments of sub-article (a) of Article 436 with the agreement of two-third of the elected Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives and with the support of more than half of voters in the nationwide referendum.
He also supported another recommendation of Joint Committee for possible amendments of other provisions, except for sub-article (a) of Article 436, with the agreement of two-third of elected Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives.
Tatmadaw representative of Amyotha Hluttaw Major Htet Linn opposed the amendment of wordings in sub-article (d) of Article 6 and Article 7, and Article 14 in relation to the number of Defence Services Personnel as Hluttaw representatives.
MP U Nay Lin Aung from Mindat constituency supported the amendment of sub-article (a) of Article 436, referring to the definitions of that article and the Article 4.
MP Dr Than Win from Mandalay Region constituency 1 supported the Joint Committee’s amendment of wording in sub-article (d) of Article 6, 7 and 39.
Tatmadaw representative of Amyotha Hluttaw Colonel Aung Kyaw Moe opposed amendment of sub-article (a) and (b) of Article 172, Article 188 and Article 196 in the table of amendment bill.
MP Daw Wint Wah Tun from Shadaw constituency supported recommendations on sub-paragraph (2) of sub-article (n) in Article 262, sub-para (2) of sub-article (b) in Article 264, sub-para (4) of sub-article (a) in Article 285 and sub-article (f) of Article 285 presented by U Tun Tun Hein and some Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives in the amendment bill.
The topic was also discussed by the other Hluttaw representatives.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will continue its 15th regular session at 13th day meeting on 26 February.—Aung Ye Thwin and Aye Aye Thant (Translated by Aung Khin)

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