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Speaker urges MPs to keep in constant contact with voters

Members of parliament are to meet voters in their respective constituencies and brief them on what has been done while the parliament is in recess, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint told representatives in Kayin State on June 18, 2016. The speaker urged the representatives to meet public needs through coordination with the departments concerned, stressing that a strong parliament begets a strong administrative system.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Mon State lawmakers

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker UWin Myint called on lawmakers to follow and respect Hluttaw laws and rules and regulations and existing laws in a meeting with parliamentarians at the Mon State Hluttaw on June 17, 2016. In his address, the Speaker stressed the need to ensure no legislative interference in the executive and judiciary branches and called for honesty in the exercise of their duties and powers.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with DPRK Ambassador

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint received Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to Myanmar Mr. Jong HoBom in Nay Pyi Taw on June 14,2016.Also present at the call were Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Ti Khun Myat and officials from the Pyithu Hluttaw Office.

Reference: GNLM

June 15,2016

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First regular session of the Pyithu Hluttaw concludes

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint expressed his thanks to parliamentarians for electing and approving the Speakers, the Deputy Speakers, the President, the Vice-Presidents, the Cabinet and Union-level organisations on behalf of the people in his appreciation speech on the final day of the first session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw on June 10, 2016.

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Hluttaw Speakers meet Singaporean PM

Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint met with Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong at the hall of the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

During the call the two representatives discussed matters related to measures intended to boost the investment sector between the two countries, cooperation in parliamentary activities and the promotion of the education and health sectors.

June 9,2016

Reference; GNLM


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Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact

THE construction of a multi-purpose jetty on Botahtaung Pagoda road in Yangon will be terminated due to its negative impacts on the environment, Transportation and Communications Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung said yesterday at the Pyithu Hluttaw.

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Mangrove forest’s establishments documented in Parliament

The Pyithu Hluttaw recorded a motion calling for the establishment of mangrove forests in Dedaye Township, Ayeyawady Region during its session on June 7, 2016. Altogether 11 Pyithu Hluttaw  representatives seconded the motion, stressing the need to establish mangrove forests as a defence against cyclonic storms and to not plant the mangroves in a halfhearted manner.

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Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss proposed suspension of jetty construction in Yangon

The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to discuss a motion to suspend construction works on a 20 acre land plot situated between Botahtaung Pagoda Road and Bo Aung Kyaw Terminal in Yangon on June 3, 2016. U Tin Maung Win of Seikkan Constituency who submitted the proposal told the Pyithu Hluttaw that sandbanks will form in the river along Strand Road in Botahtaung Township, thereby blocking the waterway for vessels if construction works continues.

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Union government urged to adopt political prisoner definition

Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Pe Than called on the Union government to define exactly what the term ‘political prisoner’ means on June 2, 2016, stressing the need to make those imprisoned for their political activities separate from inmates held for committing crimes.  It is required that we define the term ‘political prisoner’ and publicise charges relating to political activity since we are a democratic government, U Pe Than of Myebon Township Constituency told Pyithu

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Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss motion calling for measures against deforestation in Magwe Region

The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to discuss a motion calling on the Union government to take necessary measures against deforestation and other environmental degradation in western Magwe Region during its 37th day session on June 1, 2016. Daw Yin Min Hline, who submitted the motion, said that the forest area in the region decreased from more than 600,000 acres to around 360,000 acres in 2015, adding that flash floods often occur in the region as deforestation has increased.

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