December 18, 2016

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Joint committee submit bills to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

Representatives debate interfaith marriage at Tuesday’s session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Representatives debate interfaith marriage at Tuesday’s session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

The Joint Bill Committee on Tuesday submitted reports and findings on bills to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, including those containing remarks from President U Thein Sein.
Members of the committee read out the boiler bill, the amendment bill on the law of the Union Election Commission and the bill on the reservoir law.
MPs are invited to discuss these bills in the current session of parliament.
U Saw Hla Tun, secretary of the Joint Bill Committee, and members then sought parliamentary approval of the budget bill.
Daw Khin Waing Kyi, MP of Yangon region constituency 1, said the interfaith marriage bill would be able to pass into law soon despite international criticism, adding the law would be beneficial for Myanmar women.
MPs from Shwepyitha, Yangon Region, and Mahlaing, Mandalay Region, supported the government plan to operate the Yangon City Development Committee and the Mandalay City Development Committee as state-owned enterprises without using the union budget.
The Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw told parliament to seek approval from MPs on the constitutional amendment bill of provision 436 (b).

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