August 19, 2016

Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw clarifies Bill Amending Constitution

Representatives attend 71st-day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Representatives attend 71st-day session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann on Tuesday explained the legislation process for schedules 2 and 5 of the Constitution, which have been approved for amendment by 75 percent of representatives in the bicameral assembly.
The bill for amendment of these schedules was submitted to the President on 10 July to become law, Thura U Shwe Mann said.
The speaker read out the cases on human trafficking and boat people including a reply from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw recorded the issue.
Union Minister for Finance U Win Shein discussed tax collection procedures introduced this fiscal year.
The Public Accounts Joint Committee then presented its report on audit findings for budget expenditures in the second half of fiscal 2013-2014 and the first half of 2014-2015. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agreed to debate the report.


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