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PARLIAMENT WATCH > PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY > SESSIONS > 12th SESSION (19 JAN - )
 
 
Summary
 
Day
Date
Activity
Details of questions and proposals
1.
19/01/15
Foreign trips of Speaker Shwe Mann (USDP – Zeyathiri Tsp, Mandalay Division) and other MPs put on record
Establishment of a coordination committee for centers for rule of law put on record
Q&A with Deputy Attorney-General Tun Tun Oo
• Q from Myint Than (AMRDP – Ye Tsp, Mon State): Creation of lawyers’ associations and bar councils
Q&A with Deputy Finance Minister Lin Aung
• Q from Tin Maung Kyaing (USDP – Kyangin Tsp, Irrawaddy Division): Travel allowances for civil servants
2.
20/01/15
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
• Topic: Upgrades to Rangoon University
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint
Topic: Functions of traffic police
3.
21/01/15
Q&A with Deputy Energy Minister Aung Htoo
Topic: Impact of falling oil prices
Q&A with Deputy Commerce Minister Pwint Hsan
Q from Win Khaing (SNDP – Hsenwi Tsp, Shan State): Burmese merchants’ losses to Chinese traders
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Khin Zaw
Topic: Upgrading and maintenance of regional reservoirs
Motion for prevention of illegal trade of natural resources to foreign countries
Proposal to monitor the judgments of the Chief Justice
Proposed by Soe Win (NDF – Sanchaung Tsp, Rangoon Division)
Proposal rejected
4.
22/01/15
Q&A with Deputy Finance Minister Lin Aung
Topic: Forced salary paybacks
Q&A with Deputy Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry Daw Thet Thet
Topic: Social impacts of sewage from factories in Moulmein
5.
23/01/15
Proposal to take action against unlicensed cars and motorcycles
Proposed by Kyi Tha (USDP – Gwa Tsp, Arakan State)
Proposal approved
Proposal to rename a park
Proposed by Maung Nyo (ANP – Akyab Tsp, Arakan State)
Proposal approved
Q&A with Deputy President's Office Minister Kyaw Kyaw Win
Q from Nan Nwam (USDP – Shadaw Tsp, Karenni State): Housing for civil servants in Karenni State
Q&A with Deputy President's Office Minister Aung Thein
Q from Pe Than (ANP – Myebon Tsp, Arakan State): Transportation improvements in Myebon Township, Arakan State
6.
26/01/15
Proposal to disburse loans to farmers
Proposed by Thein Tun (USDP – Kyaunggon Tsp, Irrawaddy Division)
Q&A with Deputy Information Minister Pike Htway
Q from Soe Paing (USDP – Wuntho Tsp, Sagaing Division): Purpose and mission of Sarpay Beikman library
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Myint Oo (NLD – Thanatbin Tsp, Pegu Division): Disbursement of medium- and long-term loans for farmers
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Khin Maung Shwe (USDP – Tamu Tsp, Sagaing Division): Farming rights on vacant and fallow land
7.
27/01/15
Proposal to form a committee on monitor energy, mining, and power PSCs
Proposed by Tin Nwe (NDF – North Dagon Tsp, Rangoon Division)
Proposal approved
Proposal to adopt PSCs arbitration between domestic and foreign firms
Proposal rejected
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Topic: Resettlement and compensation for farmland loss
Q&A with Deputy Culture Minister Than Swe
Topic: Relationship between Bagan and Pyu cultures
8.
28/01/15
Proposal to appoint midwives in rural villages
Proposed by Thein Swe (USDP – Ann Tsp, Arakan State)
Proposal approved
Q&A with Civil Services Board Chairman Kyaw Thu
Q from Khin Maung Shwe (USDP – Tamu Tsp, Sagaing Division): Maternity leave for female civil servants
Q&A with Deput Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint
Q from Khin San Hlaing (NLD – Pale Tsp, Sagaing Division): Police presence in Rangoon
9.
29/01/15
Proposal to form village teams to prevent drug abuse
Proposal approved
Proposal to crack down on drug trafficking
Proposal approved
Q&A with Deputy Attorney-General Tun Tun Oo
Topic: Appointment of law officers
10.
02/02/15
Q&A with Deputy Defense Minister Kyaw Nyunt
Q from Saw Wai (ANP – Rathidaung Tsp, Arakan State): Tatmadaw land seizures
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint
Q from San Hlaing (USDP – Taunggoat Tsp, Arakan State): Registration of of town and village names
Q from Nan Sae Owa (PSDP – Hpa-An Tsp, Karen State): Laws against sexual abuse
11.
03/02/15
Proposal to redraw land management policies
Proposed by Htan Lain (USDP – Mindat Tsp, Chin State)
Proposal put on record
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Zaw Tun (USDP – Labutta Tsp, Irrawaddy Division): Amending fines on farmers' overdue loan payments
Q&A with Deputy Transport Minister Han Sein
Q from Than Myint (USDP – Wundwin Tsp, Mandalay Division): National transportation plan
12.
04/02/15
Bill Committee discussion of all four bills in 'National Race and Religion Protection' package
Attendees: Nanda Kyaw Sar (USDP – Dagon Tsp, Rangoon Division), T Khun Myat (USDP – Kutkai Tsp, Shan State), Maung  Maung Swe (USDP – Nansang Tsp, Shan State)
Proposal to allow rights to political pension
Proposed by Nyan Swe Win (NUP – Kyaukki Tsp, Pegu Division)
Proposal approved
Q&A with Deputy Industry Minister Myo Aung
Q from Tin Maung Oo (USDP – Shwepyithar Tsp, Rangoon Division): Standardization of industrial zones
Q&A with Deputy President's Office Minister Aung Thein
Q from Kin Maung Shwe (USDP – Kin U Tsp, Sagaing Division): Road construction and water supply in Tamu Township, Sagaing Division
13.
05/02/15
Q&A with Deputy Electric Power Minister Aung Than Oo
Topic: Power supply for rural areas
Q from Aung Kyaing (USDP – Nyaung U Tsp, Mandalay Division): Power allocation for Sazle Village, Chauk Township, Mandalay Division
Discussion of SME Development Bill
14.
06/02/15
Proposal Proposal calling on regime to take measures to ensure press freedom
Proposed Phys Min Thein (NLD – Hlegu Tsp, Rangoon Division)
Proposal rejected
Q&A with Deputy Electric Power Minister Maw Tha Htwe
Topic: Environmental assessments and water resource management for Salween River dams
15.
09/02/15
Motion to upgrade monastic schools
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Min Swe (USDP – Daik U Tsp, Pegu Division): Availability of call centers
`16.
10/02/15
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Khin Maung Nyo (USDP – Loikaw Tsp, Karenni State): Relaxation of restrictions on land utilization
Q&A with Deputy President's Office Minister Aung Thein
Q from Thein Nyunt (NNDP – Thingangyun Tsp, Rangoon Division): Urban development programs and building reconstruction
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Q from Khun Thein Pe (PNO – Hopong Tsp, Shan State): Demarcation of roads
17.
16/02/15
Proposal to extend police and security force capabilities
Proposed by Khin Maung Soe (NDF – Ahlone Tsp, Rangoon Division)
Q&A with Deputy Transport Minister Zin Yaw
Q from Than Myint (USDP – Wundwin Tsp, Mandalay Division): Earthquake warnings and preparations
18.
18/02/15
Decision announced that MPs are allowed three minutes for each question and ministries are allowed six minutes for explanation
Decision made by Assembly Rights Committee
19.
19/02/15
Proposal to prevent the eviction of people living near the new highway in Rangoon
Proposed by Myint Soe (USDP – Pyawbwe Tsp, Mandalay Division)
Proposal rejected
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun
Q: Anti-bullying laws
Q: Regulations of farming disputes
Q: Alcohol selling licenses
20.
23/02/15
Q&A with Deputy National Planning and Economic Development Minister Le Le Thein
Q from Aung Ko (USDP – Kanpetlet Tsp, Chin State): Prevention of spending waste, graft surrounding foreign assistance
Q&A with Deputy Environmental Conservation and Forestry Minister Aye Myint Maung
Q from Bo Ni (USDP – Yamethin Tsp, Mandalay Division): Plans for forest conservation
Q from Aung Than (USDP – Shwebo Tsp, Sagaing Division): Extension of payback period for agricultural loans
21.
24/02/15
Q&A with Deputy Labor, Employment, and Social Welfare Minister Win Maw Tun
Topic: Health services for overseas workers
Proposal to construct a bridge on the Sittaung River
Proposed by Nyi Nyi Myint (USDP – Oktwin Tsp, Pegu Division)
Proposal rejected
Q&A with Election Commission Member Win Ko
Q from Pe Than (ANP – Myebon Tsp, Arakan State): Appropriate use of media reports in election campaigns
22.
05/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Aung Ko (USDP – Kanpetlet Tsp, Chin State): Foreign direct investment in agricultural sector
Q&A with Deputy Central Bank Governor Khin Saw Oo
Topic: Controls on inflation
23.
09/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Q from Htay Maung (USDP – Saw Tsp, Magwe Division): Number of townships with asphalt roads
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Aung Ko (USDP – Kanpetlet Tsp, Chin State): Quality of paddy seeds; Flow of foreign direct investment profits to agricultural sector
24.
10/03/15
Q&A with Election Commission official
Q from Khin Thanda (NLD – Tada U, Mandalay Division): Action taken against violators of election laws
Q from Pe Than (ANP – Myebon Tsp, Arakan State): Necessity of incumbents to abide by election laws
25.
11/03/15
Q&A with Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Mya Win
Q from Myint Soe (USDP – Pyawbwe Tsp, Mandalay Division): Work of the Anti-Corruption Commission
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from from Than Myint (USDP – Wundwin Tsp, Mandalay Division): Reclamation of farmland
26.
12/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Electric Power Minister Maw Thar Htwe
Topic: Announcement that the regime will seek a US$400 million loan to bring electric power to 98% of the country by 2030
Motion for seismic surveys for Salween River hydropower projects
Motion for citizen-led management of border trade
Motion approved
Q&A with Supreme Court Justice Myint Aung
Q from Myint Than (AMRDP – Ye Tsp, Mon State): Punishment of judges for unfair verdicts
27.
16/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Population Minister Win Myint
Q from Thein Tun Oo (USDP – Amarapura Tsp, Mandalay Division): Conduction of special citizenship card programs
Proposal to send up a pension fund for retired politicians
Proposal rejected
28.
17/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Industry Minister Myo Aung
Topic: Reclamation of unused plots in Rangoon
Q&A with National Planning and Economic Development Ministry
Topic: Regime sales of unlicensed vehicles
29.
18/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint
Topic: Action against illegal imports of satellite TV receivers
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Kyaw Kyaw Win
Topic: Tolls for cars entering Rangoon Division
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Topic: Tender invitations for regime projects
Withdrawal of Public Service Media Bill
Withdrawn at the request of Information Minister Ye Htut
Q&A with Information Minister Ye Htut
Q from Thein Nyunt (NNDP –  Thingangyun Tsp, Rangoon Division): Illegal imports of TV satellite receivers
30.
19/03/15
Approval of Interfaith Marriage Bill and Population Control Bill
Q&A with Deputy Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Ohn Than
Q from Ba Thein (USDP – Thaton Tsp, Mon State): Creating of a global market for Burmese rubber
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Q from Min Tun (SNDP – Hsipaw Tsp, Shan State): Contracting of private companies for road construction
31.
23/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Energy Minister Myint Zaw
Q from Thein Lwin (USDP – Chauk Tsp, Magwe Division): Impact of falling oil prices on gas exports
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
Q from Nan Sae Owa (PSDP – Hpa-An Tsp, Karen State): Funds for basic education
Q from Than Myint (USDP – Wundwin Tsp, Mandalay Division): Health programs in school
32.
24/03/15
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Aung Thein
Q from Soe Thein (NUP – Kalewa Tsp, Sagaing Division): Construction of a monument in Kalewa Township, Sagaing Division
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Khin Maung Aye
Q from Nyi Nyi Myint (USDP – Oktwin Tsp, Pegu Division): Construction of a bridge in Pegu Division
Proposal to fund salaries for members of election sub-commissions
Proposed by Maung Tin (SNDP – Laikha Tsp, Shan State)
Proposal approved
33.
25/03/15
Proposal to transfer road networks
Proposed Proposed by Aye Mauk (USDP – Mahlaing Tsp, Mandalay Division)
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Thant Shin
Q from Than Oo (USDP – Myawady Tsp, Karen State): Punishments for contractors that breach agreements when constructing schools
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Topic: Bridges in Rangoon
34.
26/03/15
Discussion of bill of rights of persons with disabilities
Q&A with Deputy Sports Minister Thaung Htaik
Q from Htan Lain (USDP – Mindat Tsp, Chin State): Opening of Sports University
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Win Myint
Q from Min Swe (USDP – Daik U Tsp, Pegu Division): Upgrading of Rangoon General Hospital
35.
30/03/15
Q&A with Deputy Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development Minister Khin Maung Aye
Q from Thein Lwin (USDP – Chauk Tsp, Magwe Division): Ensuring sufficient drinking water in arid regions
Q&A with Deputy Education Minister Zaw Min Aung
Q from Paik Linn (CPP – Paletwa Tsp, Chin State): Arrangements for distance education students at universities
36.
01/04/15
Approval of extension of term for Legal Affairs and Special Issues Assessment Committee
Suggested by Speaker Shwe Mann (USDP – Zeyathiri Tsp, Mandalay Division); Extended until 31 January 2016
Q&A with Deputy Construction Minister Soe Tint
Topic: Repairing roads and bridges in Laikha Township, Shan State
Q&A with with Deputy Health Minister Thein Thein Htay
Topic: Employment vacancies at hospitals in Pinlaung and Mongpan Townships, Shan State
Motion calling on regime to better supervise spending of public funds on national projects
Proposed by Maung Maung Soe (USDP – Thaketa Tsp, Rangoon Division)
Proposal approved without objection
37.
02/04/15
Discussion of bill amending National Education Law
Q&A with Deputy Cooperatives Minister Than Tun
Topic: Hotel privatization
38.
03/04/15
Q&A with Deputy President’s Office Minister Aung Thein
Topic: Tenders for road and bridge construction
Q&A with Deputy Transport Minister Zin Yaw
Topic: Flights from regional airports
39.
06/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Health Minister Thein Thein Htay
Q from Win Naing (USDP – Shwegu Twsp, Kachin State): Construction of rural health branches in Shwegu Township, Kachin State
Q from Tin Maung Oo (USDP – Shwepyithar Tsp, Rangoon Division): Health Ministry budget
Approval of Myanmar Accountancy Council Bill
Returned from National Assembly with amendments
40.
07/04/15
Approval of bill amending National Education Law
Sent from National Assembly
41.
08/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Home Affairs Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint
Topic: Child soldiers
42.
09/04/15
Q&A with Deputy Mines Minister Than Tun Aung
Q from Kyaw Naing Htay (USDP – Indaw Tsp, Sagaing Division): Legality of a mine on preserved land in Sagaing Division
Q&A with Deputy Electric Power Minister Aung Than Oo
Q from Paik Lin (CPP – Paletwa Tsp, Chin State): National power grid linking Chin and Arakan States
 
 
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