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Seventh Day Session of Pyithu Hluttaw held

Yesterday’s Pyuthu Hluttaw session raised seven questions concerning the agriculture and irrigation sector and submitted a motion relating to disbursement of agricultural loans.

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Pyithu Hluttaw focuses on environmental issues

The Pyithu Hluttaw agreed to hear the issue of pollution of drinking water in the Kandawgyi watershed area due to rubber plantations in Bago.

MP U Myint Oo submitted a proposal to revoke permission given to private businessmen to set up a rubber plantation in the watershed area of the lake because the activity has caused the fouling of the water.

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Pyithu Hluttaw session continues

Issues such as stay permits for foreign businessmen, printing currency notes with General Aung San’s portrait and protection of ethnic affairs and child labour were put forward to the Pyithu Hluttaw on November 22, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

U Win Myint, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw, received H.E. Mr. Javier Becker Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Myanmar as well as Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights and officials separately at Pyithu Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw on November 22, 2016.

At the meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, they discussed matters related to promotion of bilateral cooperation.

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Pyithu Hluttaw to debate bill amending examination law

The bill committee of the Pyithu Hluttaw put forward reports on a bill amending the 1973 Board of Examination Law and Oil and Petroleum Products Bill yesterday to the parliament.

Following the discussion by four MPs, Speaker U Win Myint invited MPs to discuss the amendments of the two bills in an ongoing session of the parliament.

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Third meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw continues

The government has no plan to grant a general amnesty as a sign of welcoming the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference as the conference has already started since 31 August, 2016, said Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Aung Soe for Home Affairs at the Pyithu Hluttaw on November 18, 2016.

The deputy was responding to a question whether the government had a plan to grant an amnesty at the session.

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Pyithu Hluttaw to debate legal protection for house maids

The Pyithu Hluttaw regular session yesterday agreed to debate a motion urging the Union government to ensure that workers, including housemaids, are properly recruited through labour registration in accordance with the law.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets Vice President of German Federal Parliament, JPN-MYN Friendship Association Chairman

Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint met separately with Mr Johannes Singhammer, Vice President of the German Federal Parliament, and Mr Hideo Watanabe, Chairman of the Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association, in Nay Pyi Taw on November 17, 2016.

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Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives CEO of US-ASEAN Business Council

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint received Alexander Feldman, CEO of US-ASEAN Business Council, at the Hluttaw Building on November 15, 2016.

Discussions focused on promotion of trade and investment, economic and banking development and cooperation between the two countries in drafting laws.

Reference: GNLM

November 16, 2016

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Work coordination meeting on reviewing laws held

A work coordination meeting on reviewing and assessing the laws was held at the parliament building I-11 in Nay Pyi Taw on November 10, 2016.

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