The 26th-day meeting of the seventh session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw was held at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Replying to a question raised by U Mahn Law Moung of Chin State constituency (8) on mentioning the name of the ethnic national races on the National Registration Identity Card (NRIC), Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe said that the name of the ethnic national races will be mentioned on the NRIC according to the law, directives, procedures and guidelines provided, and will be from among the 135 ethnic national races designated under the 1983 census record. Unless the government determines and designates a new ethnic national race, there is no plan to put in other names, except the designated 135 ethnic national races, said the Union Minister.
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe then replied to a question posed by Dr. Zaw Lin Htut of Mon State constituency (9) on the plans to raise the standard of the national traditional sport of Chinlone. The Union Minister said it is a good thing to train new blood players in the national traditional sport of Chinlone in the basic education schools. Whether the standard of the sports of Chinlone is raised or not is a secondary matter, the main thing is that the entire student population can become healthier. As such, in the coming few months and within a year, this traditional sport will be promoted in schools, in cooperation with the Chinlone sports group. Initially, it will be started in schools in the urban areas, as well as in the six sports and physical science schools under
the ministry, said the Union Minister.
On the matter of upgrading the nurse and midwife training school in the Ayeyawady Region, Pathein Town, General Hospital, and to increase the trainee numbers, raised by U Soe Moe of the Ayeyawady Region constituency (1), the Union Minister for Health and Sports said there are 281 trainees attending the Pathein nurse and midwife training school and 243 trainees attending the Hinthada nurse and midwife training school.
As the Myaungmya nurse and midwife training school will come into existence in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, it is expected that the requirement of the Ayeyawady Region will be met, replied the Union
Next, a bill on the amendment for an anti-corruption law (fourth revision) was discussed by Daw Myat Thida Tun of Mon State constituency (5), U Hla Oo of Sagaing Region constituency (4), U Hsan Myint of Ayeyawady Region constituency (3) and U Tin Aung Htun of Magway Region constituency (5).
Later, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than informed the Hluttaw about receiving the Myanmar Investment Rule, approved and sent with amendment by the Pyithu Hluttaw, and took the approval of the Hluttaw.
Aung Ye Thwin (MNA)