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October 23, 2018

2nd Amyotha Hluttaw 7th regular session 23rd day meeting

The 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw 7th regular session 23rd day meeting was held yesterday morning at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall.
During the meeting, U Aung Kyaw Soe of Kayah State constituency (7) asked whether there was a plan to construct a new State High Court during fiscal year 2018-2019. Supreme Court Judge U Myint Aung said the Kayah State High Court had been renovated in 2011 by the Military Engineer Corp. Also, an extension building to the court was constructed using the Union Supreme Court budget of Ks 50 million in FY 2014-2015, with construction beginning on 16 October 2014 and completed on 28 January 2015. A 40×25 ft. and 12 ft. high township detention center was also built in Loikaw District during FY 2014-2015 and was in use after completion. As such, there is no plan to build a new State High Court in FY 2018-2019 replied the Supreme Court Judge.
U Sai Than Naing of Kayin State constituency (5) then raised a question on whether there is a plan to enact a law to dismiss a Hluttaw representative. Union Election Commission member U Aung Myint replied that a bill on this matter was debated in the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, but there was disagreement between the two Hluttaws and the bill committee conducted a re-assessment of the bill. The reassessment found that there were contentious matters that could affect national reconciliation and unity, and the bill committee reported to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to enact the law only after detailed discussion is conducted on it.
The report was discussed by 15 Hluttaw representatives, after which Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agreed to place it under suspension. With respect to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s decision to suspend the matter, the Union Election Commission is continuing the preparations and discussions on the law, according to U Aung Myint.
Next, Daw Lwee Zar of Kayah State constituency (6) asked whether there is a plan to upgrade the road from Fruso Town to Dopre Village as an asphalt road, as well as to upgrade the road from Dopre Village to Lyadu Village as a gravel road. Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut replied that the road from Fruso Town to Dopre Village road was being proposed to be upgraded to an asphalt road in FY 2018-2019 during the second 12-months period and will be carried out, depending upon the availability of funding.
For upgrading the Dopre Village to Lyadu Village road to a gravel road, the Kayah State government proposed to allocate funds from border development (state) funds during the 2018 April to September period, said the Deputy Minister.
A question raised by U Zaw Min Latt @ U Ko Latt of Shan State constituency (1) was also answered by the Deputy Minister for Border Affairs.
Afterwards, U Soe Thein @ U Maung Soe of Taninthayi Region constituency 10 discussed the Caste Disabilities Removal Act.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than then informed the Hluttaw about receiving the Myanmar Investment Rule, approved and sent with amendment by Pyithu Hluttaw, and said that Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the Myanmar Investment Rule to include their names.
The 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw 7th regular session 24th day meeting is scheduled to be held on 5 March.

 

Aung Ye Thwin
(Myanmar News Agency)

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