August 19, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw approves emergency motion, formation of three committees

Maj-Gen Aung Soe. Photo: MNA
Maj-Gen Aung Soe. Photo: MNA

THE second Pyithu Hluttaw’s first regular session continued for its sixth day with discussions on an emergency motion and the approval process for the formation of three committees yesterday.
On their discussions on the motion calling for an immediate end to fighting in Shan State and prompt measures to be taken to aid war-affected local people, parliamentarians including Defense Services personnel representatives stressed the need of ensuring national reconciliation for building a genuine federal Union and moving towards lasting peace through cooperation of all including ethnic armed organisations.
On discussions, Union Minister U Aung Min and Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Rear Admiral Myint Nwe and U Phone Swe made clarifications.

U Phone Swe. Photo: MNA
U Phone Swe. Photo: MNA

Union Minister U Aung Min said that RCSS has been urged through the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee to adhere to the terms and conditions of the nationwide ceasefire agreement that it signed while dealing with civilians.
Regarding TNLA that has no state-level agreement with the government and did not ink the NCA, the Union Minister called for resolving conflicts through negotiations.
In his clarification, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe said that affected people have been accommodated at 17 relief camps with the provision of food, clean water and health care services. Teachers and students who fled the clashes between RCSS and TNLA have been kept at a monastery to continue learning and teaching there.
The motion was approved, and an approval process for formation of three committees—the International Relations Committee, the Farmers, Workers and Youth Affairs Committee and the Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee— with 15 members each was carried out. — Myanmar News Agency


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