August 19, 2016

Mandalay Region parliament to form human rights committee

THE formation of the human rights committee will receive priority, said U Aung Kyaw Oo, who was elected speaker of the second Mandalay Region Hluttaw yesterday.
The first regular session of the second Mandalay Region Hluttaw was convened yesterday, with the representatives appointing U Aung Kyaw Oo of Patheingyi Constituency-1 as speaker and Dr Khin Maung Thein of Pyin Oo Lwin Constituency-2 as deputy speaker.
“The committee aimed at working on human rights issues, land disputes and corruption is set to be formed, as such a committee has never been formed here before,” said the speaker at a press conference after the parliament session.
“We will strive for the formation of the committee to deal with the concerns of ethnic minorities,” said U Sai Kyaw Zaw, a Shan national representative.
The first session of the second Mandalay Region Hluttaw was attended by 48 representatives from the National League for Democracy, eight from the Union Solidarity and Development Party, one from the Democratic Party (Myanmar) and 19 Defense Services personnel.—Aung Thant Khaing


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