The Amyotha Hluttaw

The Amyotha Hluttaw shall be formed with a maximum of 224 Hluttaw representatives
as follows :

(a)     168 Amyotha Hluttaw representatives elected in an equal number of 12 representatives from each Region or State inclusive of relevant Union territories and including one representative from each Self-Administered Division or Self-Administered Zone;

(b)     56 Amyotha Hluttaw representatives who are the Defence Services personnel nominated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services in accord with the law , four representatives from each Region or State inclusive of relevant Union territories;

Term of the  Amyotha Hluttaw

The term of the  Amyotha Hluttaw is the same as the term of the Pyithu Hluttaw.

A current total number of MPs of the Amyotha Hluttaw = 221

The Amyotha Hluttaw

  • Elected Members
  • Hluttaw representatives being the Defence Services Personnel

The Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw shall :

(a) Supervise the Amyotha Hluttaw sessions;

(b) Invite the President, if he is intimated of the President’s desire to address the Amyotha Hluttaw;

(c) have the right to invite members of the organization or persons representing any of the Union level organizations formed under the Constitution to attend the Amyotha Hluttaw and give clarifications on matters relating to ongoing discussions of the Amyotha Hluttaw session, if necessary;

(d) perform other duties and exercise powers prescribed by the Constitution or any law.

Qualifications of the Amyotha Hluttaw representatives

The Amyotha Hluttaw representatives shall be :

(a) persons who have attained the age of 30 years;

(b) persons who have qualifications, with the exception of the age limit, entitled to be elected as Pyithu Hluttaw representatives prescribed under Section 120;

(c) persons whose qualifications does not breach the provisions under Section 121 which disqualified a person from standing for election as the Pyithu Hluttaw representatives.