August 19, 2016

Speaker warns recall bill could have unwanted consequences


The Speaker of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday sought approval from members of parliament in connection with the recall bill, over which the Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw were divided.
Thura U Shwe Mann said the recall bill might have negative effects on measures for national consolidation, national reconciliation and democratic reforms, provoking confrontation and misunderstanding among political parties and ethnic groups.
The speaker stressed the possibility of taking legal action against unprincipled MPs in accordance with the constitution, the parliamentary law and existing laws, warning that the issue had the potential to obstruct the upcoming general election.
He urged the Bill Committee to negotiate with political parties and MPs for the recall bill and inform the parliament of the outcomes.
The parliament observed two minutes’ silence to remember U Aung Thaung, late representative of Taungtha constituency.


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