Myanmar’s Constitutional Tribunal delivered two more decisions today. Case No. 2/2012 simply reaffirmed the court’s decision in Case No. 1/2012, which held that Region or State National Races Affairs Ministers are eligible as ministers. The other case (No. 2/2012) struck down a definition of Union level organizations that included boards and committees established by the Hluttaw.
NAY PYI TAW, 24 Feb-The Attorney- General of the Union on behalf of the President has submitted letter No. 1/2012 to the State Constitutional Tribunal, asking the tribunal’s resolution about “whether defining of committees, commission and boards formed by respective Hluttaws as Union level organization in the provisions of the laws of the respective Hlutatws is in line with the constitution (or) whether committees, commissions and boards founded by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw with the rights vested to them in the constitution can be considered as Union level organization.”
The tribunal heard the proposal submitted according to Article 322 (a) and Article 325 (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at Room No. 1 this morning.-MNA
NAY PYI TAW, 28 March-The Constitutional Tribunal of the State inclusive of the chairman and all the members delivered final verdict on proposal No 1/2012 and proposal No 2/2012 submitted the Attorney- General of the Union on behalf of the President at Room No. 1 today.
According to the verdicts, in the proposal No 1/2012, Union level organizations formed under the constitution and the members or personalities of those organizations are members and personalities of Union organizations appointed by the President with the approval of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Committees, commissions and groups formed by respective Hluttaws are parliamentary organizations.
The additional definition of committees, commissions and groups formed by respective Hluttaws as Union level organizations violates the provisions of the constitution.
In the proposal No 2/ 2012, the Attorney-General of the Union on behalf of the President asked the tribunal to reconsider its resolution made on 14 December, 2011 which defined that provisions of the Article 5 and Article 17 of the Region or State Personalities’ Allowances, Emolument and Insignia Law are not conformity with the constitution because Region or State national races affairs ministers are officially appointed as Region or State ministers of respective Region or States. The tribunal did not accept the proposal as its resolution is final verdict legally.-MNA