Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Round-up
THE Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament) continued its session yesterday, discussing the National Planning Bill and the progress of implementing tasks for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
High-ranking officials from the Union-level institutions clarified the bill and sought the approval of the parliament for the remarks made by the joint-bill committee.
Dr Pwint Hsan, the Deputy Minister for Commerce, said the ministry has adopted a national policy on boosting exports, relaxing rules and regulations for trade, finding foreign market for local products and implementing transit trade.
The parliament also approved the Insecticide Bill, the New Plant Species Protection Bill and the Bill Amending the Penal Code, which were sent back to parliament with the president’s remarks.
Pyithu Hluttaw Round-up
THE Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) discussed the urgent implementation of car parking systems in Yangon and Mandalay and the system to scrutinise car import permits.
MP U Win Oo of Yayphyu constituency urged the government to scrutinise the process of applying for recommendation letters for car parking spaces when the people buy cars from show rooms in order to prevent corruption from entering the process.
Dr Pwint Hsan, the Deputy Minister for Commerce, invited complaints about corruption along with recommendations for the car parking spaces, promising that the government would take action against those involved in corruption.
Two bills, including the Former President’s Security Bill, were submitted.
Amyotha Hluttaw Round-up
AT the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting yesterday, the Upper House speaker announced that the parliament approved the reports on its own activities during the first Amyotha Hluttaw, submitted by the committees on rural development, international relations, peasants and employees, mining, environmental conservation and others.
The speaker also asked MPs to sign up to discuss the report of the mineral resources and environmental conservation committee’s report.