August 19, 2016

New bill proposes formation of anti-corruption commission with no more than 15 members

Pyithu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw.
Pyithu Hluttaw is convened in Nay Pyi Taw.

A BILL to amend the anti-corruption law was put forward to the Pyithu Hluttaw session yesterday in order to form the anti-corruption commission with a membership of no more than 15 people.
U Tin Soe, secretary of the Public Administration Committee who submitted the bill, told the Pyithu Hluttaw that the State budget can be made more thrifty by forming the commission with no more than 15 members.
The Anti-Corruption Law was promulgated on 7 August, 2013 during the first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw term.
A question & answer session followed, with Union ministers answering questions raised by representatives.
In his reply to a question on the social and environmental impacts of gold mining in Kyaukpahto region in Kawlin Township, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win said that measures are being taken to assess and monitor the possible impact of wastewater from gold mine in the region.
Regarding a question on the GSM mobile network in Maukmai Township, Union Minister for Transport and Communication U Thant Sin Maung said that there will be GSM coverage in the township following the process of hiring a tower from Telenor. The project is set for completion this July and the construction of a new tower and the installation of telecommunication devices set for completion this October.


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