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Parliament to discuss prisoners’ release, right to form associations


Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The Burmese Parliament will begin motions and questions on Wednesday, with the completion of the bulk of its organization of committees and appointment of officers and members.

National Democratic Force (NDF) party leader Khin Maung Swe says his party has submitted a total of 30 motions and questions, including a motion to free all political prisoners. Photo : MizzimaBoth the Upper and Lower houses formed committees for scrutinizing the government’s obligations and treaties on Monday. Four committees have been now formed in each house, each committee comprising15 members.

Other committees include the Bill Committee, the Public Accounts Committee and the Parliament Rights (Privilege) Committee.

According to MPs, motions and questions will begin in the Upper House and the Lower House, after a recess on Tuesday, including motions affecting farmers’ rights, the formation of associations, providing health services, the release of all political prisoners and other areas.

Questions and motions have been submitted to the Parliament office since February 1.

The National Democratic Force (NDF) party has submitted a total of 30 motions and questions, including a motion to grant amnesty and free all political prisoners, NDF leader Khin Maung Swe told Mizzima.

Shan Nationalities Development Party (SNDP) MP Sai Hsaung Hsi told Mizzima that the SNDP has submitted a motion on farmland issues, to provide free medical service to low income people and to establishing a simplified procedure in forming private associations and organizations.

In the Upper House, discussions of motions will include communication issues, improvement of roads, education, health services and regional development issues.

Lawmakers said other parties were preparing motions and questions, but waiting to see what has already been submitted.

Both the Upper and Lower houses formed committees for scrutinizing the government’s obligations and treaties on Monday.

Scrutinizing Committee, Lower House

Sr. Name Constituency Party Remark
1 Win Sein Kawa USDP Chairman
2 Than Myint Salingyi "   " Secretary
3 Sai Saw Tin Mai Yawng SNDP (White Tiger party) Members
4 Shein Kyaw Win Seik Phyu NUP
5 Khin Saw Wei Yethetaung RNDP
6 Saw Nay Kaw Hti Thantaunggyi Karen People’s Party
7 Su Su Hlaing South Dagon USDP
8 Dr. Maung Maung Wint Bahan "   "
9 Ko Ko Lwin Mawgyun "   "
10 Myint Tun Kawthaung "   "
11 Than Tun Depayin "   "
12 Aung Sein Manaung USDP
13 Htay Win Leway "   "
14 Win Than Thapaung "   "
15 Aye Maung Mahlaing "   "
Scrutinizing Committee, Upper House
Sr. Name Constituency Party Remark
1 Dr. Aye Maung Rakhine 1 RNDP Chairman
2 Col. Win Naung (retired) Rangoon 5 USDP Secretary
3 Gam Saing Kachin 2 NUP member
4 Sakhon Ting Yin Kachin 4 Independent
5 Hla Maung Kayah 11 USDP
6 Saw Aung Kyaw Naing Karen 1 Phalon-Sawaw
7 Banya Aung Moe Mon 7 AMRDP
8 Kan Nyunt Sagaing 5 NUP
9 Than Swe Tanintharyi USDP
10 Dr. Soe Tun Mandalay 1 "   "
11 Hmat Gyi Mandalay 9 "   "
12 Nyan Lin Irrawaddy 3 "   "
13 Dr. Htay Win Irrawaddy 5 "   "
14 Sai Kyaw Zaw Than Shan 2 SNDP (white Tiger)
15 Tun Kyaw Shan 2 Ta-aung Palaung



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