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Myanmar Constitution Amendment Joint Committee meeting suspended for one month

Published Mar 21, 2019
Updated Apr 22, 2020

The 45-member constitution amendment joint committee will suspend their meetings for about one month and resume on April 22, committee members said.

The announcement came after the joint committee meeting number 8/2019 held on March 19 where they deliberated provisions in Chapter 1 (Basic Principles), Chapter 2 (State Structure), Chapter 3 (Head of State) and Chapter 4 (Legislature).

Joint Committee member Aung Kyi Nyunt said, “The process is going regularly and smoothly now. So we will suspend these meetings at the moment. Some of the MPs have to go back to their constituencies. So we will resume our meeting on April 22.”

The committee members will continue their deliberations on Chapter 5 (Executive) when the meeting resumes.

The joint committee is reportedly scheduled to submit their report to union parliament within five months.

Joint Committee Chairman Tun Tun Hein said, “The discussions are good. We have a target date for submission of our report. I think it is July 1st. I think we can meet this deadline if we can go at this pace.”