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25 Jun
Regime Home Affairs Deputy Minister Maj Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun tells the People’s Assembly that there are no plans to adopt new legislation to address religious tensions in Burma because existing laws are “sufficient.”
26 Jun
People’s Assembly unanimously adopts a proposal introduced by USDP MP Myo Swe which calls for delaying the awarding of the telecoms licenses until a new telecommunications law comes into force.
26 Jun
Regime Election Commission Chairman Tin Aye tells the People’s Assembly that there are no plans to hold by-elections for the 15 parliamentary seats that are vacant.
03 Jul
Regime Electric Power Deputy Minister Myint Zaw tells the People’s Assembly that villagers who were forcibly relocated because of the Myitsone dam project in Kachin State have been “appropriately” resettled.
03 Jul
Regime Home Affairs Deputy Minister Brig Gen Kyaw Zan Myint tells the People’s Assembly that the regime will form more riot police battalions and will train them in accordance with international standards.
04 Jul
People’s Assembly approves the Printing and Publishing Bill.
09 Jul
Regime Deputy Home Affairs Minister Maj Gen Kyaw Kyaw Tun tells the People’s Assembly that the regime has no plans to repeal or amend the draconian 1950 Emergency Provisions Act or the 1975 State Protection Law and claims that the two laws do not contravene the 2008 constitution.
01 Aug
People’s Assembly Speaker Shwe Mann instructs two parliamentary committees to produce a report on how to prevent tax evasion in the country.
05 Aug
People’s Assembly Bill Committee presents the draft Association Bill to MPs.
12 Aug
Rule of Law and Peace and Stability Committee, chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, submits its annual report to the People’s Assembly, which says that since its formation in August 2012, the committee has received 11,259 complaints about the judicial system. The report identifies the lack of an independent judiciary as the major obstacle to the rule of law in the country.
21 Aug
New National Democracy Party MP Thein Nyunt introduces a proposal in the People’s Assembly to amend the draconian Electronic Transactions Law.
23 Aug People’s Assembly suspends discussion of the Bill on Recalling a Hluttaw Representative until the publication of the constitutional review committee’s report.
28 Aug
People’s Assembly approves the Bill Promoting the Interests of Farmers.
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