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PARLIAMENT WATCH > NATIONAL ASSEMBLY > SESSIONS > 12th SESSION (19 JAN - )
 
 
Summary
 
Day
Date
Activity
Details of questions and proposals
1.
19/01/15
Accepted proposal to debate Religious Conversion Bill and Population  Control Bill
• Six MPs objected to proposal to discuss Religious Conversion Bill; all agreed to discuss Population Bill
General Q&A session
• Topic: Infrastructure and education upgrades
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
• Q from Nu (USDP – Rangoon-10): Compensation for eviction from apartments in Rangoon’s Latha Township
2.
21/01/15
Speaker Khin Aung Myint (USDP – Mandalay-8) calls for proposals and suggestions
Call for the resubmission of proposals for a proportional representation electoral system
• Call for suggestions for six-party talks
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Thein Thein Htay
• Topic: Construction of a hospital in Kawa Township, Pegu Division
Q&A with Deputy Defense Minister Kyaw Nyunt
• Q from Thaw Zin Oo (USDP – Magwe-9): Tatmadaw land seizures
• Q from Kan Nyunt (USDP – Karen-2): Tatmadaw corruption
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Tin Ngwe
• Topic: Drilling a freshwater tube in Taungtha Township, Mandalay Division
3.
22/01/15
Approval of bill revoking Agricultural Markets Produce Act
• Original bill submitted by Deputy Commerce Minister Pwint Hsan
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
• Topic: Compensation for people affected by Mandalay-Yangon highway
4.
23/01/15
Discussion of Religious Conversion Bill
Q&A with Deputy Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Aye Myint Maung
• Topic: Environmental degradation and illegal mine sites
5.
26/01/15
Discussion of Religious Conversion Bill
• Khin Maung Latt (RNPP – Arakan-6) argued that the bill will reduce conflict and promote stability
• Aung Kyi Nyunt (NLD – Magwe-4) said that time and care should be taken to ensure the law is unbiased and meaningful, as it could force people to convert to another religion
• Banya Aung Moe (AMRDP – Mon-7) argued that the bill will encourage people from different backgrounds to live in unity and will not affect freedom of worship
• Lt Col Thein Lwin (Tatmadaw) argued that the bill is constitutional and legal by international standards because it just systematizes religious conversion and does not forbid it
• Nyan Lin (USDP – Irrawaddy-3) and Phone Myint Aung (NNDP – Rangoon-3) said a redraft should be proposed
• Zone Hlal Htan (CPP – Chin-2) and J Yaw Wu (NUP – Chin-12) objected to the bill
6.
27/01/15
Q&A with Civil Services Board Chairman Kyaw Thu
• Q from Myat Nyana Soe (NLD – Rangoon-4): Maternity leave for civil servants
Q&A with Deputy President's Office Minister Aung Thein
• Q from Soe Thet (USDP – Tenasserim-1): Development projects in ceasefire areas
Q&A with Deputy Rail Transportation Minister Myint Thein
• Q from Maj Aung Kyaw Zaw (Tatmadaw): Railroad construction
Discussion of Religious Conversion Bill
7.
28/01/15
Discussion of construction works that fall short of building standards
• General report delivered by Speaker Khin Aung Myint (USDP – Mandalay-8)
• Hla Swe  (USDP – Magwe-12) and Tun Zaw (USDP – Pegu-12) call for unreliable construction companies to be blacklisted
Discussion of Religious Conversion Bill
• Five MPs voiced support, four voiced opposition
Q&A with Deputy Commerce Minister Pwint Hsan
• Topic: Measures to improve livelihoods for tea farmers
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Zaw Min Aung
• Topic: Promotions for teachers
8.
29/01/15
Discussion of Population Control Bill
• In total, four MPs voiced support, three voiced opposition
• Khin Maung Latt (RNPP – Arakan-6) and Maj Ye Wint Soe (Tatmadaw) argued that the bill was necessary to preserve Burma’s Buddhist identity and to alleviate poverty
• Aung Kyi Nyunt (NLD – Magwe-4) said that the bill violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
• Zone Hlal  Htan (CPP – Chin-2) and Myint Naing (NLD – Sagaing-3) said more time was needed to assess the bill before passing it
• J Yaw Wu (NUP – Kachin-12) objected to the bill
• Khin Waing Kyi (NDF – Rangoon-1) argued that the law would aid national development and population management
9.
02/02/15
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Kyaw Kyaw Win
• Q from Gam Hsai (NUP – Kachin-2): Construction on the Irrawaddy River
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Khin Zaw
• Q from Thein Hlaing (USDP – Sagaing-8): Construction of Razaygo Dam in Kale Township, Sagaing Division
10.
03/02/15
Q&A with Deputy National Planning and Economic Development Minister Le Le Thein
• Q from Zone Hlal Htan (CPP – Chin-2): Publishing a book on rules for company registration and work licenses
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun
• Q from Col Khin Soe (Tatmadaw): Domestic and international NGOs in Burma
11.
04/02/15
Motion calling for the institution of more systematic measures for yam cultivation
• Proposed by Har Shein Bwe (USDP – Chin-8)
• Motion approved
Motion to establish libraries in elementary schools
• Motion approved
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Zaw Min Aung
• Q from Moe Myint (USDP – Tenasserim-7): Construction of school buildings in Mergui Township, Tenasserim Division
12.
05/02/15
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Aung Thein
• Topic: Road upgrades, hydropower projects, and village electrification
Discussion on SME development bill
• Participants included: Nay Win Tun (PNO – Shan-9) and Hla Swe (USDP – Magwe-12)
13.
06/02/15
Motion to implement projects aimed at guaranteeing access to electricity
• Proposed by Myo Myint (USDP – Mandalay-6)
Q&A with Deputy Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Aye Myint Maung
• Q from Steven Thar Beik (CNP – Chin-4): Establishing pine forests in Chin State
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Win Myint
• Q from Hla Swe (USDP – Magwe-12): Transforming the Myanmar Red Cross
14.
09/02/15
Discussion on raising travel allowances for government employees
• Explanation by Deputy Finance Minister Lin Aung that travel allowances will be raised for FY2015-16
Motion to implement training and education centers for drug addicts
• Introduced by Pe Thaung (USDP – Kachin-6)
• Motion approved
15.
10/02/15
Q&A with Naypyidaw Council Member Kan Chun
• Q from Myat Nyana Soe (NLD – Rangoon-4): Budget planning for development of Naypyidaw
Q&A with a Election Commission member
• Q from Paul Htan Htai (CNP – Chin-3): Election Commission’s preparations for the 2015 general election
`16.
16/02/15
Agreement to discuss amendments to 2012 Amyotha Hluttaw Law
Q&A with Deputy Finance Minister Maung Maung Thein
• Q from Tin Yu (USDP – Rangoon-11): Foreign Investment Law bylaws
17.
18/02/15
Proposal to create a sports center in Myitkyina, Kachin State
• Proposed by Khat Htein Nan (UDPKS – Kachin-1) and Phe Thaung (USDP – Kachin-6)
• Proposal rejected
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister
• Q from Khin Maung Yi (USDP – Irrawaddy-6): Ebola prevention measures
Approval of Population Control Bill
• Vote count: 154 yes, 12 no, 4 abstentions
18.
19/02/15
Proposal calling for the successful future implementation of power projects
• Proposed by Myo Myint (USDP – Mandalay-6)
• Proposal approved
Q&A with Deputy Labor, Employment and Social Security Minister Win Maw Tun
• Q from Myat Nyana Soe (NLD – Rangoon-4): Plans to construct housing projects
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
• Q from Maw Tun (USDP – Pegu-1): Public tours of historic Parliament building in Rangoon
19.
23/02/15
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
• Q from Kwe Yan (USDP – Chin-12): Development of school libraries
20.
24/02/15
Announcement that Bill Committee will discuss amendments to National Education Law with interested parties 5-15 March
Proposal to implement small-scale dams for irrigation
• Proposed by Har Shein Bwe (USDP – Chin-8)
• Proposal approved
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Win Myint
• Q from Phone Myint Aung (NNDP – Rangoon-3): Health warnings at betel nut shops
Q&A with Deputy Transport Minister Han Sein
• Aung Cho Oo (USDP – Pegu-11): Sand and gravel extraction from Irrawaddy River
21.
25/02/15
Approval of a bill on the rights of disabled people
Q&A with Supreme Court Justice Soe Nyunt
• Mya Maung (SNDP – Kachin-10): Investigation of civil case in Kachin State
Q&A with Deputy Energy Minister Myint Zaw
• Maung Sein (USDP – Tenasserim-5): Issues regarding a fence in Tavoy Township, Tenasserim Division
22.
06/03/15
Hearings on amendments to National Education Law
• Fifteen political parties held discussions with the Bill Committee and the Political, Economic, and Legal Affairs Commission
23.
08/03/15
Hearings on amendments to National Education Law
24.
09/03/15
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Kyaw Kyaw Win
• Q from Aye Maung (ANP – Arakan-1): Losses of land owners in Akyab [Sittwe], Arakan State
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
• Q from Tin Maung Myint (USDP – Tenasserim-3): Construction of a school in Launglon Township, Tenasserim Division
Video on the hearings on amendments to National Education Law played
25.
11/03/15
Discussion of report by National Planning and Development Projects Committee
Hearings on amendments to National Education Law
Q&A with Deputy Rail Transportation Minister Myint Thein
• Q from Htay Win (USDP – Irrawaddy-5): Transforming railroad between Hutgyi and Bantbwegone
Submission of report on National Assembly’s humanitarian operations in Mandalay and Rangoon Divisions and Arakan State
• Submitted by Pe Thaung (USDP – Kachin-6)
26.
12/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Transport Minister Zin Yaw
• Q from Nyunt Tin (USDP – Rangoon-2): ASEAN Open Sky policy, airline mergers, airlines regulations
27.
16/03/15
Hearings on amendments to National Education Law
• ACDE members in attendance
Q&A with Deputy Electric Power Minister Aung Than Oo
• Q from Thaw Zin Oo (USDP – Magwe-9): Installation of power lines in Seikphyu Township, Magwe Division
• Kwe Yan (USDP – Chin-12): Electricity supply to Paletwa Township, Chin State
28.
17/03/15
Hearings on amendments to National Education Law
• NNER members in attendance
Proposal to reduce the workload of the Home Affairs Ministry
• Proposal rejected
29.
18/03/15
Approval of bill amending Highways Act
Q&A with Construction Minister Kyaw Lwin
• Q from Soe Aung (USDP – Mandalay-11): Building a road between Myingyan and Mandalay, Mandalay Division
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Aung Thein
• Q from Paw Shan Lwin (CPP – Chin-9): Development of Bungtla waterfall
30.
19/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Kyaw Kyaw Win
• Topic: Building a suspension bridge in Thantaungyi Township
31.
20/03/15
Discussion of bill amending National Education Law
• Explained by Bill Committee Chairman Khin Maung Yi (USDP – Irrawaddy-6)
32.
23/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Khin Maung Aye
• Paung Nap (WDP – Shan-12): Plan for development of rural areas
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Win Myint
• Hnin Wai (USDP – Karenni-12): Travel allowances for health workers accompanying patients
• Soe Win (USDP – Mon-2): Birth registration and birth certificates
33.
24/03/15
Discussion of bill amending National Education Law
• Thein Swe (NLD – Irrawaddy-10) argued that experienced specialists should help with bill amendments
• Khin Maung Latt (RNPP – Arakan-6) said that education reform will help Burma catch up with others
• Min Oo (NLD – Pegu-7) said that national education is a national concern
• Saw Ohn (USDP – Mon-9) said that education in the country must be reconstructed
34.
25/03/15
Discussion of bill amending National Education Law
• Nu (USDP – Rangoon-10) suggested changes to bill language relating to ethnic language instruction
• Maj Aung Ko Min (Tatmadaw) objected to the term “freedom of thinking”
• Bill Committee and student representatives discussed details of the bill
35.
26/03/15
Approval of bill amending National Education Law
• Bill approved paragraph by paragraph
36.
30/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Sports Minister Zaw Win
• Q from Maj Aung Ko Min (Tatmadaw): Plans for professional sports teams
Q&A with deputy Electric Power Minister Aung Than Oo
• Q from Kham Swin Mon (USDP – Chin-1): Plan to install a power line and power station in Tidim, Chin State
• Q from Nu (USDP – Rangoon-10): Electrical equipment supply to Rangoon’s Mingaladon Township
Initial discussion of Inland Waterways Bill, Population Control Bill, and a bill repealing SLORC Law No. 5/93
37.
31/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Zaw Min Aung
• Q from Khin Maung Yi (USDP – Irrawaddy-6): Upgrades to middle schools in Kyangin Township, Irrawaddy Division
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Tin Ngwe
• Q from Aung Nyein (USDP – Magwe-2): Solar power upgrades in Chauk Township, Magwe Division
• Q from Kwe Yan (USDP – Chin-12): Plans for bridge construction in Paletwa Township, Chin State
Approval of salaries and allowances for National Assembly Political, Economic, and Legal Affairs Commission members
Approval of Farmers’ Rights Protection Bill
Proposal on reducing the use of plastic
• Proposed by Maw Tun (USDP – Pegu-1)
• Proposal discussed
38.
01/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Mines Minister Than Tun Aung
• Topic: Private mining company turning over land to local authorities in Sagaing Division
Q&A with Deputy Communications and Information Technology Minister Win Than
• Topic: Alternative mobile networks
Approval of Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill
39.
02/04/15
Q&A with Supreme Court Justice Soe Nyunt
• Q from Hla Swe (USDP – Magwe-12): Plans for opening courts exclusively for civil cases
Approval of Population Control Bill
• Returned from People’s Assembly with amendments
40.
03/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Thein Thein Htay
• Q from Thaw Zin Oo (USDP – Magwe-9): Call for upgrading hospital in Pakokku Townshp, Magwe Division
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
• Q from Maj Aung Kyaw Zaw (Tatmadaw): Restructuring of public works oversight
Approval of Inland Waterways Bill
41.
06/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Zaw Min Aung
• Q: Dangerous school building in Chauk Township, Magwe Division
• Q: Upgrades to a school in Falam Township, Chin State
• Q: Construction of a school in Loikaw Township, Shan State
Approval of bill repealing SLORC Law No. 5/93
42.
07/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Khin Zaw
• Topic: Water storage facilities and a rural development bank
• Q from Aung Chit Lwin (USDP – Sagaing-11): Construction of a reservoir in Homalin Township Sagaing Division
43.
08/04/15
Approval of report of Public Accounts committee on FY2013-14 budget use
• Kwe Yan (USDP – Chin-12) and Thein Hlaing (USDP – Sagaing-8) pointed out problems with construction projects and proposed taking action against those responsible
44.
09/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Aung Myat Oo
• Topic: Rural development projects
Approval of report on Guarantees, Pledges, and Undertakings Vetting Committee fact-finding missions
Approval of report from Public Complaints Committee
• Submitted by Khin Shwe (USDP – Rangoon-9)
 
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