Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hears controversial articles in constitution amendment bill

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MP U Nai Thiha.  Photo: MNA

The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 14th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, and Hluttaw representatives continued their debates on whether to amend or not some articles and sub-articles in the 2008 Constitution.
MP U Nai Thiha from Mon State constituency 7 supported the amendment of Article 8 for the substitution of ‘Union system’ with ‘democratic federal union’.
MP U Tun Tun from Pwintbyu constituency supported the amendment of sub-article (f) of Article 6 to put the wording ‘in accordance with public consent’ into it.
MP U Kyaw Thein from Rakhine State constituency 7 supported the amendment of Article 8 to meet the expectation of ethnic people for the establishment of a democracy federal union.
MP U Nay Htet Win from Sinbaungwe constituency also supported the removal of wording ‘disciplined’ from sub-article (a) of Article 405.
Tatmadaw Pyithu Hluttaw representative Major Zaw Win Naing objected the amendment of Myanmar wording for ‘shall’ at the ends of two sub-articles (a) and (b) of Article 226.
The other 25 Hluttaw representatives from both military and political parties debated the amendments in the bill.
The 15th day meeting of second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will be held on 28th February.—Aung Ye Thwin and Aye Aye Thant/Photo : Soe Win Tun (Translated by Aung Khin)

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