Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shan committee member replaced

Thursday, 03 March 2011 22:06 Ko Wild

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) party MP who was selected as a member of the Public Account Committee (PAC) in the Lower House on Thursday was replaced by a MP from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

SNDP MP Sai Zaw Tun (Momauk) was replaced by USDP MP Moe Zaw Hein (Katha), said MPs who attended the session.

Speaker Thura Shwe Mahn announced 15 nominees for the PAC committee on the third day of the Lower House regular sessions, which have been devoted to organizing committees and apponting chairmen.

In the first announcement, two MPs from the SNDP, Sai Thiha Kyaw (Mai Ye) and Sai Zaw Tun (Momauk), were appointed to the committee.

A short while later, the speaker changed his mind and appointed an MP from the USDP, citing his desire to give equal numbers to other minority parties.

‘First we were surprised to see two MPs from the SNDP in the nominations. I think they thought Sai Zaw Tun was a USDP MP. Then they replaced him with an MP from the USDP to give equal numbers to other parties’, said an MP.

Sai Zaw Tun, 26, from Momauk, is the sole elected SNDP MP in Kachin State.

USDP MP Thurein Zaw was appointed chairman of the PAC. He served as a deputy minister in the National Planning and Economic Development Ministry and is a retired colonel, and a USDP MP from Min Hla constituency, Pegu Division Maung Toe, a USDP MP from Min Hla constituency in Pegu Division, was named PAC secretary.

Pac members are are Sai Thiha Kyaw aka Sai Hap (Mai Ye) from SNDP; Mahn Maung Maung Nyan (Pantanaw) National Unity Party (NUP) party and a former central committee member of Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP); Tin Nwe Oo (North Dagon Township), National Democratic Front (NDF); Khun Maung Thaung (Pinlaung), Pa-O National Organisation (PNO); Khun Lein (Falam), Chin Progressive Party (CPP); Soe Myint (Nyaunglaybin), (USDP); Kyi Tha (Gwa), USDP; Aung Mya Than (Nyaungdon), USDP; Hao Kham Man (Tunzan), USDP; Aung Lin Hlaing (Boakpyin). USDP; Dr. Win Myint (Hlaing), USDP; Mi Yin Chan (Kyaikmayaw), USDP; and Moe Zaw Hein (Katha), USDP.

Biography of Thurein Zaw (chairman of Public Account Committee)

Occupation:    deputy minister (Planning/Economic inistry)
Native:           Rangoon
Birth:             1958, age 53
Address:        No. 12/A, Insein, Gandamar Street, Zaygone West ward, Rangoon Division
Education:     Graduate of Rangoon Institute of Economics, Officer Training School (Hmawbi), General Staff Officers University, National Defence College, Commanding Officer of Light Infantry Division 547 in Kawkereik from 1995 to 1998

Biography of Maung Toe (secretary of Public Account Committee)

Native:                Rangoon
Birth:                  1950, age 60
Address:             Dagon Seikkan, Rangoon Division
Occupation:         Managing director of Myanmar Pearl Enterprise (retired)
Education:           B.Sci. (Defence Services Academy), diploma (National Defence College), master of development studies (Institute of Economics)

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