July 05, 2017

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Amyotha Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw form parliamentary committees

THE first regular session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) continued for its third day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announcing lists of the members of the Bill Committee, Public Accounts Committee, the formation of the Hluttaw Rights Committee and the Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee.
In his announcement at the third day session, the Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker clarified duties, powers and rights and term of the Bill Committee formed with 15 members led by Chairman U Zaw Min of Sagaing Region Constituency No (6) and Secretary Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No (3).
Next, the Speaker announced that the Public Accounts Committee was also formed with 15 members led by Chairman U Saw Than Htut of Kayin State Constituency No (2) and Secretary Dr Sai Hseng Kyauk Hsum of Shan State Constituency No (6). He then clarified the duties, powers, rights and term of the committee.
The Speaker informed parliamentarians of the formation of the Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee and the Amyotha Hluttaw Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee.
According to yesterday’s session, the Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee is set to be formed with 15 members led by U Aye Tha Aung of Rakhine State Constituency No (6) as the chairman and U Min Oo of Bago Region Constituency No (6) as the secretary.
The Amyotha Hluttaw
Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee is also set to be formed with 15 members and led by U Thein Swe of Ayeyawady Region Constituency No (10) as the chairman and U Kyaw Ni Naing of Shan State Constituency No (11) as the secretary.
Pyithu Hluttaw forms two committees and one commission
THE Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday put on the record a congratulatory message sent by China’s National People’s Congress (NPC)
before announcing the forming of two committees and a commission.
Mr Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the NPC’s Standing Committee, sent a message of congratulations to Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint.
The establishment of the Bill Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and the Commission of Studying, Examining and Reviewing Legal Affairs and Special Cases met with parliamentary approval  with the speaker recommending the approval of the Rights Committee, which is to be chaired by the deputy speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw. U Ti Khun Myat is the incumbent deputy speaker.
The speaker also proposed the establishment of the Government Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee.
U Tun Aung of the Naungcho constituency was chosen as chairman of the Bill Committee and U Aung Min of the Zalun constituency as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
Thura U Shwe Mann, former Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker, was chosen as chairman of the Commission of Studying, Examining and Reviewing Legal Affairs and Special Cases.

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