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October 14, 2019

Unsettled education amendment bill brought before Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

MP U Khin Maung Yi of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.—MNA
MP U Khin Maung Yi of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 17 June — The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Wednesday discussed the education amendment bill, with MPs scrutinizing the bill clause by clause.
The Pyithu Hluttaw and the Amyotha Hluttaw had held different views on the bill.
MP U Khin Maung Yi discussed in fovour of the Amyotha Hluttaw’s use of terminology for ‘scholar’ as ‘independent scholar’, defining the qualities of an independent scholar as academic excellence, neutrality and free will.
Academics involved in the writing of the education law were not able to take a neutral stance in the process, he noted.
Supporting the amendment made by the Amyotha Hluttaw, MP U Thein Nyunt stressed the need to recognize the role of intellectuals representing students’ unions, warning that the denial of their role will be called into question in history.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the amendment bill of the Amyotha Hluttaw Law.—MNA

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