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Sixth Session of Parliament to Start Next Week

3 January 2013

Burma’s Parliament is expected to pass several pieces of key legislation after it begins its sixth session on Jan. 9, according to state media reports. Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann was quoted by The New Light of Myanmar as saying that during the upcoming session, Parliament will pass a new national plan, a national budget, taxation and investment laws, and a law governing the country’s special economic zones. During the last session, which ended on Nov. 22, three laws, including one on foreign investment, were enacted, while three others were revoked.