Irrawaddy Region Parliament Approves Lawyer as New Deputy Speaker

By Salai Thant Zin 1 March 2019

U San Htway, a lawyer and lawmaker in the Irrawaddy Region Parliament representing Danubyu Township’s Constituency 2, has been approved as the local legislature’s new deputy speaker.

His appointment was approved at a regular session of the legislature on Thursday.

The former deputy speaker, also a lawyer, was expelled from the National League for Democracy for his involvement in the controversial procurement of five vehicles for the Irrawaddy Region Parliament. He then resigned as deputy speaker on his own accord.

“I am determined to steer the Parliament in accordance with the law and the Constitution. As I am also heading the Construction Committee for the new regional parliament building, I am determined to complete the project during the remaining term,” U San Htway told the Irrawaddy.

U San Htway, 64, was elected representative of Danubyu Township’s Constituency (2) after winning 62 percent of the vote in the 2015 elections. He also served as secretary of the Legislative Committee and a member of the Public Complaints Committee.