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Pyithu Hluttaw member complains about bribes by immigration officials

At today’s meeting, Hluttaw member U Win Win of Minbu, Magway Region said that he had received reports from constituents that Myanmar immigration officials were demanding bribes in return for mandatory national registration cards and family registration forms.

Hluttaw members also discussed amending the controversial Section 66 of the Telecommunications Law, which has been used to jail several journalists in recent months.

Members discussed whether the penalty for the Telecommunications Law should be amended so that it would impose imprisonment of less than three years and include a bail option. Members who wished to discuss the amendment were invited to register their names and their preferred changes to the law.

And finally, U Win Maw Tun, Deputy Minister for Education reported that an education college was opened in Kyaukpyu township, Rakhine State which would produce 600 teachers a year. However, U Win Maw Tun said that as yet there was not enough funding to provide a new educational college in Mrauk U district and to increase the number of teachers to an adequate level in proportion to students there.

Reference: GNLM

August 11, 2017


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