Lack of protective laws may lead to deviation from democratic culture: House Speaker

Si Thu

If the laws lacked protection of the people, Myanmar would lose sight of its democratic culture, Lower House Speaker warned.

The speaker made the remark during his closing speech at the ninth regular session of the Lower House of Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on September 18.

"We are dealing with questions, proposals and bills related to the difficulties, problems and crises the people are facing. I want to urge you (lawmakers) to fulfill the hopes and wishes of the people by following the parliamentary laws and rules. In this context, the laws promulgated by the parliament must be protective towards the people. Otherwise, we would deviate from the path to our democratic culture," said Speaker T Khun Myat.

He urged the parliamentarians responsible for the legislative sector to be patient and considerate in dealing with the people. He added that they must be active and dynamic in serving the public interests.

The speaker also stressed the need for parliamentary representatives to help the people as much as they could whenever a disaster befalls any region. Moreover, they must always opens their eyes and ears to know the real situations among the public, he urged.