The 31st-day meeting of the seventh regular session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw was held at the meeting hall of the Pyithu Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting, Pyithu Hluttaw representatives first elected U Khin Maung Win of Lanmadaw constituency as the chairman, who then signed the oath document.
Next, the chairman delivered a speech thanking the Hluttaw for electing him and said he was honoured to serve the Hluttaw. The chairman then mentioned how the second Pyithu Hluttaw meetings were held successfully and gave credit to the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker for achieving this. He concluded by noting the agenda of the day’s meeting was to elect a speaker for the Pyithu Hluttaw, in accordance with its law and rules.
The meeting then continued after the chairman announced its successful commencement.
Later, Hluttaw representatives voted to elect the Pyithu Hluttaw speaker. Of the candidates in the fray for the Pyithu Hluttaw speaker, U T Khun Myat of Kutkai constituency secured 280 votes, while U Thaung Aye of Pyawbwe constituency got 141 votes. The chairman announced the election of U T Khun Myat as the Pyithu Hluttaw speaker.
This was followed by Hluttaw representatives voting to elect the Pyithu Hluttaw deputy speaker, where the candidates were U Tun Aung @ U Tun Tun Hein of Nawnghkio constituency and Dr. Maung Thin of Meiktila constituency. The chairman announced the election of U Tun Aung @ U Tun Tun Hein as the Pyithu Hluttaw deputy speaker after he received 270 votes against Dr. Maung Thin’s 143 votes.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat and Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung @ U Tun Tun Hein then took the oath of office in the presence of the chairman and signed the oath document.
Following this, the Pyithu Hluttaw chairman transferred the duty to the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker. In his speech to the Hluttaw, U T Khun Myat thanked all the Hluttaw representatives for electing him. “As people’s representatives, our thoughts and actions should set an example for the people who want to experience democratic practices and enjoy human rights,” said the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker.
“The Hluttaw representatives need to serve the country and the people by being magnanimous and tolerant, maintaining mutual respect and by displaying the qualities of being forgiving, understanding and cooperative. All are urged to cooperate and work hand-in-hand to form a federal democratic union, establish and create a democracy and raise the human rights in the country. All need to work for the country instead of themselves, and through the successful conduct of our respective duties, we should raise our self-esteem,” said the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker.
“As persons who are writing a new historical chapter for the country, all need to raise the honour and nobility of the Hluttaw. Among the country’s legislative, administrative and judicial authorities, the Hluttaw performs the duty of drawing up and enacting legislations. In addition to this, it also has the duty of assessing if the existing laws, rules, notices and announcements are according to democratic practices, as well as of amending, adding, repealing and drawing up new ones accordingly,” he said.
In conclusion, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker pledged to perform his duties according to the Hluttaw law, rules, procedure and process without bias to achieve democratic opportunities and basic human rights.
The 32nd-day meeting of the seventh regular session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw is yet to be announced.
Aye Aye Thant/Myanmar News Agency