Published on Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:55
Myanmar Press Council (Interim), Lower House's Sports, Culture, and Public Relations Development Committee, and officials from the Ministry of Information held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on July 24 to discuss about amending the press bill.
The Lower House has recently approved the Printing and Publishing Enterprise bill, which was submitted by the Ministry of Information, without amending the provisions that the Ministry has agreed on with Myanmar Press Council.
At the meeting, the Press Council discussed about amending these provisions with the Ministry of Information and the Parliament's committee negotiated between both sides.
"What I understood was that the media has already negotiated with the Ministry of Information and reached an agreement. So, I assumed that the bill was submitted to the Lower House with agreement between the media and the Ministry. Now, they say it's not true," Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy and a Lower House MP said during the press conference on July 18.
"It seems that the Upper House has to send this [bill] back to the Lower House after it has been approved. If an MP submits a proposal about the bill, we will discuss this as much as we can in the Lower House," Lower House Speaker Thura Shwe Mann told the press.
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