Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission meets civil society
22 February 2012
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann extends greetings at meeting between Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission and civil society.
Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission met civil society at Yangon Region Government Office here this morning, with an address by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann.
Also present on the occasion were Pyithu Hluttaw LFSCAC Chairman Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa and commission members, chairpersons and members of the Pyithu Hluttaw committees, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Sein Tin Win and members, Yangon Region government members, the chairperson of Yangon Region Election Sub-commission and members, personnel of economic institutions in Yangon Region and scholars, and local journalists and foreign correspondents.
Speaking on the occasion, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker expressed his special thanks to the organizers and said: our country is introducing multiparty democracy and market economy. Most of the global nations are adapting multiparty democracy and market economy in harmony with their own conditions. Our country also needs to pave our way towards development and stability, adopting the suitable systems.
Here, we need to enact practical laws. Four committees such as Bill Committee and Public Accounts Committee were formed after the Hluttaws have come into force. As it was found that these four committees alone cannot handle the works and another 19 committees were founded as the constitution allows forming necessary committees.
Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission was then founded to take care of those cases that the committees cannot handle on their own.
Related scholars and experts have been recruited to the commission to handle politics and defence, economic, social and cultural affairs, science and technology, mass media, ICT and legal affairs. But the commission still needs financial experts and it is my pleasure if any personality wishes to join the commission.
Taking the lessons from the past, we need to take whatever measures bravely for the present and the future in serving interests of the nation and the people. We have to avoid actions causing corruption and leading to corruption. And, we need to be loyal to the people.
A few days ago, I have proposed pay increase for the civil staff to be able to lead a deserving life. And I have also heard different responses; some people welcome and agree to my proposal whereas some criticize that it would adversely increase commodity prices with concern over government’s financial status.
The development of a nation calls for high morale of its citizens and also their trust on their government. I have proposed pay rise in my capacity as the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker and so I would like to invite suggestions on salary increase for civil servants and beneficial to the citizens at this meeting between Pyithu Hluttaw Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission and scholars and experts from different circles and also cooperation between parliament, people and the MPs.
Next, Pyithu Hluttaw LASCAC Chairman Deputy Hluttaw Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swa explained facts about the commission.
Next, businessmen and personnel of Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar Fishery Federation, banking associations, Public Accountants Association and Myanmar Audit Council made frank suggestions about salary increase and consequential increase in commodity price and inflation, necessary preparations and the role of legislative sector in serving interests of the nation and its people.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann assessed the suggestions and made concluding remarks. He then replied to queries of local journalists and foreign correspondents.