Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Burmese lawmakers study US Congress

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 12:59 Mizzima News

Eight members of the Burmese Parliament said a recent eight-day study trip to observe the workings of the US Congress gave them greater insight into how democratic bodies and lawmakers work.

The delegation, invited by Senators Jim Webb and James Inhofe, is believed to be the first parliamentary delegation to the US in six decades.

“We benefited immensely from this trip because we had a chance to see how [US politicians] work,” said Bill Committee chairman T. Khun Myat, who led the delegation.

He said they studied not only the processes of Congress but how its members worked within the body. He said the group will share its experiences with other representatives to help raise the standard among Burmese lawmakers.

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