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21 Bills Passed During Parliament’s Ninth Session

28 March 2014

The ninth session of Parliament closed this week with lawmakers having passed 21 laws, the Myanma Freedom Daily reports. Among the bills approved, lawmakers signed off on a 2014-15 National Planning Law, Union Budget Law and Taxation Law, according to Shwe Mann, the Union Parliament speaker, who addressed the legislature on Wednesday. Fifty-one other bills under consideration have yet to be passed, the speaker said. The ninth session of Parliament also saw the formation of a 31-member Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee, which is charged with submitting recommendations for changes to the charter no later than six months before national elections slated for 2015.