Burma learns about Joint Committees

After the dispute last week between the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw chambers, one MP proposed a joint committee to discuss the proposed Constitutional Tribunal bill. As far as I am aware, this is the first major dispute between the two chambers and it’s interesting to see how they try to work through the problem. Here is a quote from a New Light of Myanmar article reporting on the proposal:

One proposal and one bill were submitted today.

At proposal submission session, Daw Khin Waing Kyi of Yangon Region Constituency (1) submitted the proposal “to form a joint committee with equal number of representatives from Amyotha Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw under Amyotha Hluttaw Rules 76(a) and a commission and committees, if necessary, with Hluttaw representatives and/or appropriate citizens under Amyotha Hluttaw Rules 81 regarding the proposal to appeal against and reverse the resolution of sending bills approved or deemed to be approved by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union to vet whether the bill is in conformity with the Constitution if doubted before sending it to the President to sign and promulgate it as law made at 44th day second regular session of first Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on 28 October 2011 as the resolution is not accorded with the Constitution and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law and Rules”.

The Hluttaw decided not to discuss the proposal.

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