Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Parliament law and rule books hard to find

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 12:29 Ko Wild

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) –The date to convene Parliament is drawing near, but some political parties say they cannot buy the Parliamentary law and rule books which were published recently.

The chairman of the Kayan Nationality Party (KNP), which won two seats in the recent general election, told Mizzima that he could not obtain a set of the law and rule books which contain a total of 17 booklets.

Chairman Eugene said, ‘When I asked the information department, people said that the law and rule books had not yet reached them either. The election commission disappeared after the election’.

The junta announced on January 10 that the books, which are essential for newly elected MPs, would be available at the Sarpay Beikman book shop, in news and periodicals enterprises in Rangoon and in the Information and Public Relations offices in states, divisions, districts and townships across the nation.

But the books are not yet available in Phekone, the headquarters of the KNP), and they had to place an order for the books in Taunggyi, Eugene said.

The first session of the various Parliaments will convene on January 31. Newly elected members of Parliament must report to work on January 27.

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