August 19, 2016

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw suspends discussion on recall bill

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives discuss recall bill.—MNA
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representatives discuss recall bill.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Aug— The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday decided to suspend discussion on the recall bill, with members of parliament voting 264 in favour and 235 against the bill.
Defence services representative Brig-Gen Tint Hsan called for rapid enactment of the bill, saying the Constitution provided all citizens with the right to recall their representatives considered as dishonest.
He also stressed that legislative bodies were responsible for protecting the fundamental rights of the citizens.
U Aung Kyi Nyunt of the Magway Region constituency suggested a broader discussion of the differences between the Amyotha Hluttaw and the Pyithu Hluttaw in line with the remarks proposed by the Joint Bill Committee, warning that prompt approval of the bill would affect national reconciliation.
U Nay Win Tun of the Shan State constituency and Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency argued in favour of further discussion.
During the session, the parliament put on record the monogamy bill and the religious conversion bill, with Deputy Minister Daw Lei Lei Thein expounding the possibility of Myanmar signing the third protocol to amend the Agreement on Trade in Goods under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and South Korea. MNA


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