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Myanmar president meets Aung San Suu Kyi for second time

08-12-2012 20:08 BJT

YANGON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament member with the House of Representatives in Nay Pyi Taw on Sunday, parliament sources said.

It is the second time for the pair to meet formally since U Thein Sein took office in March last year and the meeting took place five days after Suu Kyi was named chairperson of a 15- member central-level Committee for Rule of Law and Peace and Stability of the Lower House on Tuesday.

The details about the one-hour discussions between U Thein Sein and Suu Kyi were not immediately available.

The committee, which Suu Kyi chairs and is effective for one year, will render help to and coordination with MPs, the government's judicial bodies, government staff and the media to stay under law and take action if necessary through presentation to the house's speaker, monitoring of implementation of rule of law and coordinating for revoking, amendment and promulgation of laws and by-laws being practised by central-level organizations.

Aung San Suu Kyi made her debut in the current 4th session of the House of Representatives on July 9.

Earlier in the session, Suu Kyi seconded a proposal on enacting a law protecting the rights of ethnic nationalities. It was submitted by U T Khun Myat, an MP of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

Pointing out that internal conflicts are still not ending, she urged necessary amendment or promulgation of law protecting the rights of the nationalities for the emergence of a democratic state based on "Panlong" union spirit.

Moreover, Suu Kyi, along with two other MPs, discussed University Education Bill-2012 submitted by the House's Education Promotion Committee.

The current parliament session is the second convened after April 1 landmark by-elections and is being attended by about 400 MPs with the Lower House.

On Aug. 4, U Thein Sein met leaders of 14 other political parties, urging them to cooperate with the government in working for a common goal which comprises three points, namely political stability, eternal peace with armed ethnic groups and socio- economic development in the country.

"If there are those who row back while paddling towards the goal, the travel to the goal would be delayed and it would be difficult to reach the goal," Thein Sein warned.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: Xinhua

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