More The New Light of Myanmar commentary on the Constitutional Tribunal proposal:
NAY PYI TAW, 3 Nov – The 45th day session of the Pyithu Hluttaw was held at Pyithu Hluttaw Hall of Hluttaw Building here at 11.10 am today, attended by Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann and 380 repersentatives.
At today’s session, one new proposal was submitted and discussed and one bill was sought approval from the Hluttaw.
First, Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann said that he heard that Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday discussed the resolution of Pyithu Hluttaw on 1 November.
The constitution included two Hluttaws- Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw – of same rank and power so that the Hluttaws could participate in procedures for reciprocal control, check and balance, he added. The difference of views and opinions between the two Hluttaws was normal, and when the two Hluttaws had a different views and opinions, they should bring the issue to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to seek the resolution of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, he said. He continued to say that they had not considered that the processes at Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw after October- 28 meeting of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw did not damage the integrity of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw, Amyotha Hluttaw and integrity of representatives of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw including the Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, and it could be assumed that they improved their integrity.
It should be considered that the discussions at the Hluttaw were made in accordance with rules and regulations to be able to obey the State Constitution right. They should consider that the issues at the Hluttaws did not meant to damage the integrity of someone and integrity of the Hluttaws, and the issues happened to improve the integrity of the Hluttaws, Hluttaw representatives and Speakers of the Hluttaws, he said. If they reviewed the previous issue, it could found that Myanmar had practiced reciprocal control, check and balance process, showing that though other groups pointed out that the country had not yet completely applied the democratic system, It was witnessed that there were chances to openly discuss issues at Hluttaws, improving the integrity of the Hluttaws, he said.
He continued to say that as they believed that discussion of Hluttaw representatives were made to improve the integrity, they would continue to carry out their tasks right in accordance with the law and rules. However, if misinterpretation happened, it was needed to know that there was different view between Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, he said. However, what all should know was that that was not a quarrel, and a Union Minister was present at today’s session, he, on behalf of the Union Government, could hear that they were working at the Hluttaw with good will, he said.