Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:39
The notion that the Parliament is the forum where the “people's voice” is presented may not necessary be the case because it is not clear whether lawmakers are using the forum to put forward their own agenda, Thura Shwe Mann, Speaker of Lower House, said at the July 18 press conference in Nay Pyi Taw, the official capital of Myanmar.
MP Aung San Suu Kyi and members of Myanmar Journalists Network also attended the conference held at the building of Lower House on that day.
“Although it is said that the people’s voice is the parliament’s voice and the people’s desire is the parliament’s desire, it’s possible that the voices of some MPs are not the desires of the people. [I] may not say exactly whether this is true. [But who are they?] It’d be excellent if the MPs who only expressed their voices and desires at the parliament can be identified,” Thura Shwe Mann responded to a question raised by a reporter there.
Some MPs criticized that MP Dr. Khin Shwe [from Zaykabar Company] has only discussed the matter of land grabbing issues of the country representing his own desire and interests when the investigation commission submitted a proposal on July 15 to the union parliament to take quick action on the issues to prevent the people from suffering losses.
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