Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Burmese Parliament to convene Jan. 26


Wednesday, 04 January 2012 20:50 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – The third session of the Burmese Parliament will convene on Jan. 26 in Naypyitaw. New bills to be discussed include farmland management, ward or village-tract administration and environmental conservation, the Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

In addition, Parliament is expected to amend laws governing the Lower House and Upper House and region or state parliaments as well as amend laws relating to foreign currency, custom taxes, and import and export regulations, according to government sources.

During the second session of Parliament, attended by 588 members, a total of 15 bills were passed and endorsed by President Thein Sein to become laws. The laws approved included amending the Union Election Commission Law, laws amending the three-level parliamentary election laws, the Labor Organization Law and laws amending the Party Registration Law, the Peaceful Gathering and Procession Law and the Private School Registration Law.

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