Thaung Aye, a representative of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), put forward a proposal to condemn Facebook’s removal of Myanmar military pages including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to Lower House Parliament.
The Speaker of Lower House Parliament disallowed the proposal of the representative of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).
“Facebook removed Myanmar military pages including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. The ordinary people might think it is common. The problems do not arise only now. Our country has many issues-west bloc and east bloc especially the United States and China. The causes of the problems are not common.
“I submit an important proposal as the problems are not regarded as ordinary one. This proposal is said it goes against by-law. The parliament speaker said there is Lower House Law. There are three points. A proposal must be a current matter. It must concern the entire national people. It must be a matter that the parliament can make a decision.
“I met with the Speaker of Lower House Parliament. I asked the speaker if Tatmadaw concerned the people,” said Thaung Aye.
Under the pretext of right violation and hate speech, Facebook said on August 27 that it banned 20 Myanmar individuals and organizations from Facebook — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military’s Myawady television network.
The Facebook accused Tatmadaw of violating human rights. It looks encroaching upon the prestige of Tatmadaw and State’s sovereignty. Therefore, a proposal to urge the government to officially object the Facebook’s removal of military pages including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was submitted to the parliament, said Thaung Aye.