September 15, 2016

Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee to review annulment of Emergency Provisions Act


THE Amyotha Hluttaw session continued for the 30th day with taking the oath of office by a Hluttaw representative and a decision made to review a Bill to Repeal Emergency Provisions Act yesterday.
Frist, Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Yaw Naka of Kachin State Constituency 5 took the oath of office before the Speaker. Next, lawmakers debated the Bill to Revoke Emergency Provisions Act. U Maung Maung Ohn of Ayeyawady Region Constituency 5 suggested that an old law be revoked after a new law was enacted, pointing out security concerns for eastern and western parts of the country.
In his discussion, Major Win Thein, Defence Service personnel Hluttaw representative, expressed objection to the submission of the bill, saying that the country will lose a law that can guarantee peace and stability, the rule of law and public interest if an existing law is abolished urgently.
U Soe Thane of Kayah State Constituency 9 also stressed the need to give the bill serious consideration, calling for a review of the law by experts from various points of view before its nullification.
Next, Lt-Col Zaw Moe, another Defence Service personnel Hluttaw representative, called on the parliament not to repeal the Emergency Provisions Act in an urgent move.
The Amyotha Hluttaw then decided to send the bill for review by the Bill Committee.




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