The Myanmar Parliamentary Union (MPU) held meeting no.(1/2019) at Zabuthiri meeting hall in the Hluttaw Building, Nay Pyi Taw, at 10:00 am.
MPU Chairman and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat delivered a speech at the beginning of the meeting. He first highlighted that this meeting intended to coordinate the processes and administration of the Union, regional and state level Hluttaws. The Union Government Office has sent the State/Region Budget Bill to the relevant ministry for further actions, said the MPU Chairman. He said this bill would greatly aid the legislative processes for the State/Region Hluttaw Budget Bill when ratified. He said they would link the amendment of The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Bylaw with the amending process of The State/Region Hluttaw Bylaw.
U T Khun Myat said parliaments were the paradigms of democratic countries and thus, it was necessary to hold such meetings to strengthen the Hluttaws. He urged attendees to openly discuss the actual situations the Region and State Hluttaws were experiencing.
Next, MPU Vice Chairman and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than expressed his hope for attendees to strengthen trust between each other during the meeting.
Next, MPU Secretary and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun Aung (alias) U Tun Tun Hein explained the implementation process of MPU’s meeting no. (6/2018) and other Hluttaw affairs.
Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung also suggested for Region and State Hluttaws to conduct themselves carefully in comparison to the experiences of Union-level Hluttaw processes.
Similarly, MPU Office Head and Director-General of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Office, U Kyaw Soe, explained the organizational structure of the Region and State Hluttaws offices and the civil servant policies adopted by the Union Government.
Afterwards, the Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the State/Regional Hluttaws reported on their respective experiences and affairs. Officials discussed the reports, after which the MPU Chairman concluded the meeting with a closing speech.