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July 14, 2018

Myanmar Parliamentary Union meeting (1/2018) held in Nay Pyi Taw

Speaker U Win Myint (Right) and Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than (Left) chair the meeting of Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU). Photo: MNA
Speaker U Win Myint (Right) and Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than (Left) chair the meeting of Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU). Photo: MNA

A meeting organised by the Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU) was held at the Zabuthiri Hall of Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, during which the effectiveness of the hluttaws and the relationship between federal and regional parliaments was discussed.
“There are many issues which can be addressed between the union-level Hluttaws and Regions/States level Hluttaws.
That’s why we are holding the meeting in line with the regulations of Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU).
Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU) has been formed for two years, and we also need suggestions made by the respective persons and advice which can be made for the progress of the matters within the short period. Moreover, It is important for the officials concerned to abide by the rules and regulation prescribed by the Hluttaws”, said Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than in his opening speech.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint added that “This meeting is being held for the first time in 2018, and it is advisable to review the weaknesses and strengths of the hluttaws by using the required standards and norms. Hluttaws should be balanced to serve as a check and the role of the judicial sector is of great important in the process of democratisation.”
Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung then clarified the decisions made in the Hluttaw meetings, and the procedures of the amending rules.
Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Ti Khun Myat discussed the Hluttaw issues which are most often encountered in the process, and Director General of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Office, U Kyaw Soe explained the formation and situations of the related sectors. —Myanmar News Agency

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