August 19, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw representatives instructed to seek Speaker’s approval before taking part in meetings, training courses

Union Minister U Pe Zin Tun. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Pe Zin Tun. Photo: MNA

The second regular session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw began in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with Pyithu Speaker U Win Myint requesting that MPs seek his approval before participating in meetings and training programs organised by local and foreign organisations.
The instruction also said that invitation letters should be addressed to U Win Myint. PSOs of the lawmakers have been banned from parliamentary meetings in the instruction.
Regarding the instruction, U Pe Than of Myebon Township expressed his view that the “instruction interferes with the rights of a parliamentarian,” saying that lawmakers must have a right to take part in meetings or training courses that help them benefit their voters.
In his address, U Win Myint said that there are prioritized bills including the amendment of 2016-17 Budget and the amendment bill to 2016 Union Budget Law to be carried out during the second regular session.
During Q & A session, Union Minister U Pe Zin Tun said that works are underway to supply electricity to Minkin at the end of this December as installation of 66KV Butalin-Kani-Minkin power line and Minkin sub-power station are nearing completion.
U Win Myint responded to a question on Manipura projects, saying that irrigation and hydropower generation projects will be made public transparently following a feasibility study report being approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. Next, the Pyithu Hluttaw approved the bills revoking Yangon City Development Law and Mandalay City Development Law sent by the Amyotha Hluttaw.— Myanmar News Agency


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