August 20, 2016

Parliamentary roundup

The Pyithu Hluttaw opened the 13th regular session of parliament yesterday.
Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann praised the people of Myanmar, including organisations and officials, for their efforts during the 2015 general election.
He added that during the remaining two-month period of the first Hluttaw, MPs should focus on completing their tasks and should lay foundations for the upcoming Hluttaw, which will better serve the interests
of the people.
The Hluttaw took a record of the parliamentarian delegation to Malaysia and Japan led by Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa and of another delegation led by MP U Hla Myint Oo to Switzerland.
Officials of the Bill Committee read the Road Transport Bill and the Rail Transportation Bill, submitted by the Ministry of Rail Transportation.
Later, the Hluttaw approved an amendment to the Myanmar Anti-Drug Act.


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