August 19, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw Roundup

PyithuMP U Sai Awm Sai Maing of Kehsi Constituency submitted an urgent motion that the government should provide assistance to internally displaced persons fleeing conflict zones in Shan State at Monday’s Pyithu Hluttaw session.
Four MPs seconded the motion, and Deputy Minister for Defence Commodore Aung Thaw and Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun explained measures being undertaken by their ministries.
In response to a question, Deputy Minister for Health Dr Win Myint explained that the ministry has opened 73 drug addiction treatment clinics across the nation. He said that treatment can be provided in Ye and Khawza townships in Mon State.
Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission U Mya Win replied to a question about the functions and achievements of the commission by scrutinising complaints under its law. He said the commission has solved 13 cases with cooperation from other ministries. Moreover, the commission gives talks on anti-corruption to military personnel in 30 ministries and departments in various regions and states.
U Tin Maung Win of Mingaladon Constituency read the report of the Pyithu Hluttaw Fundamental Rights of the Citizen, Democracy and Human Rights Committee, and Pyithu Hluttaw Social Development Committee member Daw Khin Than Myint read the committee’s report. The deputy speaker of the Lower House invited MPs to discuss it.
Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa announced ongoing tasks for the bill to amend the pension law, which was sent back by the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House).
The Hluttaw approved the bills to amend the Foreign Investment Law and the Myanmar Investment Law.


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