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Pyithu Hluttaw discusses proposal to protect Myanmar workers in foreign countries

Pyithu Hluttaw representatives discussed a proposal calling for the Union government to make efforts to help and protect abused and exploited Myanmar citizens working abroad in cooperation with host countries on September 27, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss urgent motion on Human Rights Commission

The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to discuss an urgent motion calling for punitive measures against some members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission for their failure to protect victims of human rights violations on September 22, 2016.

The urgent motion was submitted by U Htay Win Aung alias U Pyone Cho of Dawbon Constituency, and the motion was seconded by Daw Thandar of Einme Constituency.

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Pyithu Hluttaw hears answers to questions, receives proposal

The Pyithu Hluttaw meeting continued for the 37th day with a question and answer session and the submission of a proposal on September 21, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with Chinese Ambassador

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint received Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Lian at a hall of the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw on September 20, 2016.

Also present at the call were Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Ti Khun Myat and officials from the Pyithu Hluttaw Office.

September 21, 2016

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Pyithu Hluttaw approves bill to amend Ward or Village-tract Administration Law

Pyithu Hluttaw approved the third revised bill to amend the Ward or Village-tract Administration Law during its 35th day meeting on September 19, 2016.

Speaker U Win Myint announced Pyithu Hluttaw’s approval for the Bill following a debate on paragraphs and sub-paragraphs amended and approved in Amyotha Hluttaw by lawmakers.

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Government will not open forests to logging companies: MTE

Myanmar Timber Enterprise will carry out logging by itself and will not allow private companies to fell and take trees from Myanmar forests, Union Minister U Ohn Win told the Pyithu Hluttaw on September 14, 2016.

Works are underway to halt the extraction of teak and other hardwood and reduce the annual allowable cut (AAC), said the Union minister, adding that measures are being taken to interrupt illegal trade in timber and forest products.

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Pyithu Hluttaw session continues for 28th day with Q & A session

The Pyithu Hluttaw heard answers to parliamentary questions by the ministries concerned during its 28th day session on September 7, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw rejects motion to replace foreigners on Rakhine State Advisory Commission

A proposal by a member of parliament to reform the Rakhine State Advisory Commission only with local experts, suggesting that the involvement of three foreigners in the commission could cause the internal issue to become an international issue, was rejected by vote 148 to 50 at the parliament on September 6, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw hears answers to parliamentary questions by relevant ministries

Pyithu Hluttaw held its 26th day session on September 5, 2016, with Union ministers answering questions on transport and agricultural matters.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with Italian Senate’s Standing Committee Chairperson

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint received Chairperson of the Italian Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Mr. Pier Ferdinando Casini at the Pyithu Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw on September 2, 2016.

Also present were Chairman of the Pyithu Hluttaw International Relations Committee U Zaw Thein and members, Italian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Pier Giorgio Aliberti and officials of the Hluttaw Office.

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