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February 18, 2020

Officials, MPs, experts review Right to Information Bill in Nay Pyi Taw

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting on reviewing the Right to Information Bill in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting on reviewing the Right to Information Bill in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting on reviewing the Right to Information Bill was held yesterday at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
At the meeting, officials of the Ministry of Information, MPs and experts reviewed the bill and discussed the amendments to it.
Speaking at the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said that experts from other organizations related with right to information would also review the bill after the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee Secretary U Kyaw Soe Lin and committee members U Zaw Win, U Aung Sein and U Sai Tun Aye, Amyotha Hluttaw representatives U Myo Win, U Soe Thein and U Soe Moe, and Permanent Secretaries, Directors-General, Managing Directors and Deputy Directors-General and officials from offices of Chief Justice of the Union, Union Election Commission, Ministries, Attorney-General, Union Auditor-General, Union Civil Service Board, Nay Pyi Taw Council, Anti-Corruption Commission and Myanmar National Human Rights Commission.
Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department U Ye Naing detailed about plans for discussing the bill with other organizations concerned and excerpts from the suggestions proposed by the bodies representing the three pillars of the democracy to the Right to Information Bill.
Afterwards, Deputy Director-General of the Information and Public Relations Department Daw Thida Tin also presented the suggestions from ministries and organization, and the attendees also took part in the discussion.
Then, Director General U Ye Naing presented the findings of the discussion and general consensus. The meeting was concluded with the closing remark by the Union Minister.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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