NLD Creates Parliamentary Affairs Committee from Among Its Ranks

By Yen Saning 27 January 2016

RANGOON — The National League for Democracy (NLD) released a statement on Wednesday announcing the formation of a new Parliamentary Affairs Committee comprising its party leaders.

According to the statement, signed by party chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi, sitting lawmaker Win Myint will lead the committee, while the newly elected Mann Win Khaing Than, Min Oo, Khin San Hlaing and Aung Soe have been selected as members.

The committee will be tasked with a range of core responsibilities, including cooperating with other lawmakers to draft minutes for parliamentary meetings, supervising the invitation and attendance of guests at these meetings and reviewing foreign and local media coverage of parliamentary proceedings.

Ko Ko Naing, director of the parliamentary office, told The Irrawaddy that Parliament has not yet been made aware of the particulars because all formal procedures for selecting chairs for the Upper and Lower Houses, as well as for creating parliamentary committees, will not begin until the new assembly convenes on Feb. 1.