Fourth regular session of parliament to resume on Jan 30

The fourth regular session of the second Union, lower house and upper house parliaments will resume on January 30.

According to MPs, the coming parliamentary session will mainly focus on the National Planning Bill, the Union Taxation Bill and the Union Budget Bill for 2017-2018 fiscal year.

“Currently, we will mainly discuss the BE budget and other bills. We will have to deal with the 10 remaining bills which have yet to be finalized from the previous session. We cannot discuss many things as there are only a few days left due to the Thingyan (water) festival,” said Kyaw Soe Lin, secretary of the Lower House Bill Committee.

Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than said at the final day of the previous session on December 20, that the National Planning Bill, the Union Taxation Bill, the Union Budget Bill and other bills would be approved at the next regular session of the Union parliament.

It took 109 days from the first to third regular session of the second parliament, with 10 out of 34 proposals approved, 19 put on record, three unapproved, one revoked and one rejected, according to the lower house’s statement on January 5.



There were 1,612 questions at the lower house parliament from the first to third regular session.