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PARLIAMENT WATCH > NATIONAL PARLIAMENT > SESSIONS > 7th SESSION (1 JUL - 29 AUG 2013)
 
Last updated: 29 August 2013
 
Highlights
 
01 Jul
National Parliament Speaker Khin Aung Myint rejects a proposal introduced by regime Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye to discuss changes to Burma’s current electoral system because it was not submitted in accordance with parliamentary procedures.
01 Jul
Mya Nyein, chairman of the parliamentary committee responsible for investigating the online activities of a blogger known under the pseudonym Dr Seik Phwar, tells the National Parliament that the committee has failed to determine the blogger’s identity.
08 Jul
National Parliament rejects President Thein Sein’s suggestion to delete a clause in the Anti-Corruption Bill which requires members of a new anti-corruption commission to declare their assets.
08 Jul
National Parliament approves the Myanmar Central Bank Bill.
11 Jul
People’s Assembly USDP MP Thurein Zaw reads out a report from the Auditor General’s Office which says that the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank has been operating at a loss since 1990.
15 Jul
People’s Assembly USDP MP and regime crony Khin Shwe tells the National Parliament that he will sue relevant authorities if they do not allow him to keep confiscated land that has already been earmarked for infrastructure projects.
16 Jul
National Parliament rejects a proposal introduced by an NLD MP to set a deadline for the return of confiscated land to farmers.
16 Jul
Regime Defense Minister Lt Gen Wai Lwin tells the National Parliament that the Tatmadaw will return only 18,300 (or 6.1%) of the 297,000 acres of land it confiscated across Burma from 1988 to 2010.
25 Jul
President’s Office Minister Hla Tun tells the National Parliament that both the Environmental Impact Assessment and the Social Impact Assessment reports for the Monywa copper mine project will be submitted to the relevant authorities by September.
25 Jul
National Parliament approves the formation of a 109-member committee to review the 2008 constitution.
26 Jul
National Parliament approves, by a vote of 291 to 211, the Anti-Corruption Bill.
31 Jul
People’s Assembly Speaker Shwe Mann takes over as National Parliament Speaker.
15 Aug
National Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann warns MPs to avoid using words that can harm national unity during parliamentary debates.
16 Aug
National Parliament approves a resolution introduced by Speaker Shwe Mann which urges authorities to submit to Parliament updated reports every two months on actions they have taken to solve land disputes across the country.
22 Aug
National Parliament approves a US$100 million loan from China’s Export-Import Bank at a 4.5% annual interest rate to fund poverty reduction programs though the Cooperatives Ministry.
23 Aug
Parliamentary constitutional review committee holds its first meeting in Naypyidaw and agrees to submit a report on its findings to the National Parliament by 31 December.
27 Aug
National Parliament approves the Telecommunications Bill.
29 Aug
National Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann urges the authorities to expedite procedures for the return of confiscated land to its original owners across the country.
 
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