Lower House Speaker urges lawmakers to continue cooperation in peace efforts


Lower House Speaker T Khun Myat has called on members of parliament to cooperate in continuing peace talks as Myanmar places emphasis on the Union Peace Conference also called the 21st Century Panglong Conference to achieve eternal peace.

"As we attach great importance to the Union Peace Conference today, the government is working hard by adopting a step-by-step peace process. Meanwhile, parliamentary representatives must also cooperate in furthering political talks and solutions produced from the discussions made by the government, parliament, military, ethnic armed groups and political parties, said T Khun Myat during his greetings at the first-day session of the ninth regular parliamentary meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw on July 23.

He praised MPs for actively participating in the third round of the peace conference, calling on them to continue so.

He also stressed the need for lawmakers to perform their legislative duties efficiently and effectively.

The laws enacted by parliament must be able to protect the people physically and mentally while questions raised by MPs in parliament must reflect public voices, the speaker commented.

He then urged the MPs to live up to the parliamentary laws and rules in shouldering their parliamentary duties. Only when lawmaker have their capabilities, will they be able to serve the interest of the people, he added.