August 15, 2018
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Myanmar parliament speaker stresses rule of law

Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann and Chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility Aung San Suu Kyi, right, attend a committee meeting at the Yangon Division Parliament on Sept. 7, 2013. Photo: NLD

Speaker of Myanmar's parliamentary House of Representatives (Lower House) U Shwe Mann stressed the utmost importance of the rule of law in the country, calling on all the people to abide by the law, official media reported Sunday.

Telling the organizations for the rule of law in Yangon, U Shwe Mann said stability and peace could not prevail in the nation in the absence of the rule of law and it may harm the country's sovereignty.

He urged the concerned organizations to give suggestions on the rule of law with positive attitude instead of blaming each other.

He pointed out that the parliament is responsible for the rule of law and enactment of the just laws which the people can abide by, adding that the rule of law is tied with just laws and the laws that serve the interest of the state and the citizens.

The meeting with the organizations of rule of law was attended by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also chairperson of the House's Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility.

The meeting involving judicial and legislative officials also covered discussions on judicial and legislative matters.

Myanmar's Lower House formed a 15-member Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility on Aug. 7, 2012, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi.

The committee was to render help to and coordination with MPs, the government's judicial bodies, government staff and media to stay under law and take action if necessary through presentation to the house's speaker, monitoring of implementation of rule of law and coordinating for revoking, amendment and promulgation of laws and by-laws being practiced by central-level organizations.

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