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Myanmar's parliament ends third session

05-02-2012 16:27 BJT

NAY PYI TAW, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's two-house parliament declared the end of its third session Wednesday hours after Aung San Suu Kyi and her party's elected parliament members took the oath of office to join the parliament for the first time.

A total of 34 NLD elected members of parliament (MPs), including Suu Kyi and excluding the absent three, took the seats of the House of Representatives, while four others took the seats of the House of Nationalities.

The next session of the parliament, which will be the fourth, is expected by July when NLD MPs can fully function with their parliamentary affairs.

After the end of the third session, Aung San Suu Kyi had discussions with MPs of the nationalities which was the first formal gathering in the parliament with other MPs.

In the third session of the parliament's two-house sessions, which lasted from Jan. 26 to May 2, a total of eight bills were approved by the parliament to become laws which include 2012 Supplementary Union Budget Law, 2012 Union Budget Law, 2012-13 National Planning Bill, Labor Dispute Settlement Bill, Environmental Conservation Law and some village- or farmland- related laws.

Four other bills remain to be approved to become laws include Union Election Commission Laws, Labor Dispute Settlement Law, 2011- 12 National Plan Bill and Important Commodity and Service Bill as disclosed the parliament sources.

In the April 1 by-elections, NLD won 43 out of 45 open parliamentary seats, of which 37 with the House of Representatives (Lower House), four with the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and two with the region or state parliament.

NLD prioritizes three points out of its main aims for its by- elections entry, namely rule of law, internal peace and constitution amendments.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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