September 23, 2017

MPs support end of fighting in Shan State

AN emergency motion calling for an end to fighting in Shan State was submitted by an MP to the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) yesterday.
The motion put forward by U Sai Tun Aung of Kyaukme Constituency was put to a vote for discussion at next meeting and won unanimous approval at the fifth day meeting of the second Pyithu Hluttaw.
In his motion, the MP has urged the Union Government, the Shan State government and all parties concerned to take measures as soon as possible to end the fighting in the Palaung Self-Administered Zone and Kyaukme Township and to deal with troubles of the internally displaced people as local citizens, teachers and students are suffering from the fighting.
The motion will be discussed today at the parliament.
Next, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint announced the formation of three parliamentary committees: The International Relations Committee; Farmers, Workers and Youth Affairs Committee; and the Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee— with 15 members each.
The Speaker proposed Daw Su Su Lwin of Thongwa constituency as chairman and U Bo Bo Oo of Sanchaung constituency as secretary of the Pyithu Hluttaw International Relations Committee, named U Sein Win of Maubin constituency chairman and U Thein Tun of Kyaunggon constituency secretary of the Pyithu Hluttaw Farmers, Workers and Youth Affairs Committee and nominated U Khun Maung Thaung of Pinlaung constituency as chairman and U In Hton Khar Naw Sam of Myitkyina constituency as secretary of the Pyithu Hluttaw Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee.

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