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Suu Kyi to chair Lower House ‘rule of law’ committee


Rangoon (Mizzima) – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been named to chair the newly formed Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee in the Lower House of Parliament.

Aung San Suu Kyi in a session of the Lower House on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. MPs discussed a proposal for legislation safeguarding the rights of ethnic people. Photo: Myo Thant / Mizzima
Aung San Suu Kyi in a session of the Lower House on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. MPs discussed a proposal for legislation safeguarding the rights of ethnic people. Photo: Myo Thant / Mizzima 
The 15-member committee was formed by Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann and approved by the house this week.

The committee has a wide range of oversight involving civil servants, judicial bodies, legislation and media, and it can report its findings to the Parliament, MP Myint Oo of Thanatpin told Mizzima.
 
The Union-level committee could also propose amendments or legislation in the Lower House, he said.

During her by-election campaign, Suu Kyi made the rule of law a major campaign issue.
 
The committee is the 25th committee or commission formed by the Lower House since the new Parliament was formed in 2010.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:57 )  

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