Nay Pyi Taw, 14 Oct — Pyithu Hluttaw held its 16th day meeting on Tuesday, answering seven questions by representatives on seven issues.
U Thein Tun Oo, representative of Amarapura township constituency, asked if few amount of compensation would be raised for those workers after losing in legal battle with employers.
Daw Win Maw Tun, deputy minister for labour, employment and social security, said that under the Labour Compensation Act, the family of deceased labour will receive from K 150,000 to K 450,000 as reimbursement.
Moreover, an ailing labour or injured one who turned to suffer severe disability will be compensated from K200,000 to K600,000. If those who are suffering no-serious injuries and registered for social welfare programme, they can enjoy one-third of their salaries.
The Deputy minister said that plans are underway to modernize this labour act.
U Aung Kyaing, representative of Nyaung-U township constituency, asked of a plan to conserve the rare ethnic groups of Tarone and Eng.
U Than Swe, deputy minister for culture, said that conservation of Tarone and Eng peoples needs the collaborations of governments from respective states in promoting healthcare services for them, reducing child death rate, and developing maternal health and taking care older persons.
U Rain Bawm, representative of Waimaw constituency, asked if the union government would be able to take part in supporting disabled associations.
Daw Su Su Hlaing, deputy minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said the government is protecting the rights of disabled persons, to reduce discrimination against disabled persons, to promote their dignity, capability and efficiency.
She also said that a bill for the rights of disabled persons has been drafted with the contribution of disabled association and the process is now progressing. After enacting this law, a fund will be set up to protect the rights of disabled persons.
U Tin Maung Oo, representative of Shwepyitha constituency, asked if there would be a plan to broadcast the comparison of commodity prices among Myanmar, ASEAN member countries and neighbouring countries.
U Pike Htway, deputy minister for information, said local commodity prices are broadcast from Mandalay FM and Cherry FM, as well as from Myanma Radio and Television and the Farmer Channel occasionally.
U Myint Soe, representative of Pyawbwe township constituency, asked whether the public-related laws would be printed in state-owned media.
U Pike Htway answered that the state-owned newspapers have presented 77 bills and 104 laws since the first parliamentary session, covering all the laws passed by the parliament during the term of present government.
Major Aung Kyaw Lwin, representative of military personnel, asked whether education programmes would be conducted about the animal-to-human diseases.
Dr Win Myint, deputy minister for health, said educative programmes are being carried out for five prominent infectious diseases including H5N1, rabies and anthrax.
He also said that the educative programmes for these diseases are being conducted in cooperation with international organizations.