September 23, 2017

Sixth press conference on government’s first 100-days held in Nay Pyi Taw

Officials hold the press conference on the government’s undertakings in first 100 days.
Officials hold the press conference on the government’s undertakings in first 100 days.

The sixth press conference on the government’s work performance during its first 100 days took place at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Union Auditor-General U Maw Than said that the Auditor-General’s Office carried out four work programmes, including an Accounting and Audit Fair 2016  in Yangon and reports on international financial reporting standards for application by the private sector and international accounting standards for application by the government during its 100-day plan.
The Accounting and Audit Fair 2016 was held at the National Theater in Yangon on 9-10 July and works are underway to release a report on international financial reporting standards for application by the private sector with the help of GIZ, he added.
Next, U Saw Valentine, a member of the Union Civil Service Board, said that the Board carried out enactment of the law and rules, reforms in the Board’s examinations and teaching methods of the Central Institutes of Civil Service, curriculum review and development of course syllabus, preparation for establishment of Civil Service Academy, changing the names of the two CICSs and logos and abolition of refresher courses for faculty members and basic education teachers.
Then, U Myo Aung and U Myint Kyaing of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population elaborated on the ministry’s 13 work programmes carried out under its 100-day plan, saying that two Migrant Resource Centers were opened in Pathein and Sittwe in July and 162 Myanmar workers were provided with six training courses and presented certificates.
Up to 26 August, national verification cards were issued to 7,957 people in regions and states, 2,223 in some townships in Rakhine State, and a national verification process was carried out.
A total of 619 people — 248 Myanmar citizens and 371 foreigners — were removed from the blacklist and 185 Myanmar citizens and 3,566 foreigners remain on the list along with 4,845 passports, they said.
Afterwards, the Permanent Secretary Daw Nu Nu Yin of the Attorney-General’s Office said that the Office gave legal advice to 52 of 55 draft laws, 130 agreements including MoU, MoA and LoI sent by Union organizations and Region/State Law Offices and criminal cases and translated 24 of 38 laws into English.
Next, officials answered media questions.
Union Auditor-General U Maw Than replied that accounting reforms are underway and it is hard to answer when the process will be completed.
Regarding a question about transfers of Defense Services personnel to the civil service, U Saw Valentine of the Union Civil Service Board said that transfers from one department to  another will continue, but there are many restrictions.
The Permanent Secretary U Myo Aung of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said that there is no immediate plan to change the minimum wage of K3,600 set in 2014 and the Arbitration Council was formed with employee, employer and government  representatives.
Next, he responded to questions about overseas employment and formation of workers’ associations.
Permanent Secretary Daw Nu Nu Yin of the Union Attorney-General’s Office said that the Office needs a maximum of one week and a minimum of two days to reply to complaints and petitions.
Despite instructions to dispose a legal case within six months in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Attorney-General’s Office, it can take longer than the six-month period to get a judgment from the court, because of ways and means used in the process.

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