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Debate on constitutional amendment continues at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw


The 32nd day session of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved membership of Myanmar in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sent by President U Thein Sein.
The MPs also continued the debate on the report of the Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee.
U Zaw Tun of Labutta Constituency said that although the current Constitution was drawn with the purpose to serve the interests of the State and the people, certain sections which are not conformity with the present time need to be amended.
Daw Khin Than Myint of Ngaputaw Constituency said that now is the time to build trust, national unity and eternal peace among the national people. Therefore, all the people are to build a modern, developed nation by upholding their national duty with regard to non-disintegration of the union, non-disintegration of national solidarity and perpetration of sovereignty and by practising a multiparty democracy system and market-oriented economic system.
Daw Tin Tin Yi of Kyunsu Constituency said that Myanmar needs the Constitution to have plans of sound foundations. That is why it is necessary to amend and substitute laws that need such action.
U Sai Thant Zin of Shan State Constituency No 4 said that necessary provisions should be amended in the Constitution with farsightedness for peace and stability and development of the nation, national reconciliation, prevalence of law and order, the democratization process, and fundamental rights of citizens.
Defence Services Personnel Representative Major Thein Tun said that in amending the Constitution, it is necessary to consider the actual situation of the nation and farsightedness of political parties. He noted that the MPs are to adopt the best solutions through coordination in order to not harm the stability of the State.
So far, 130 MPs have participated in the debate on constitutional amendment from 16 November to date.

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