National race protection law :More than two million signatures have reportedly been received from the public

At present, petitions for the proposed national race protection law are being collected across the country. More than two million signatures have reportedly been received from the public so that the draft law can be forwarded to Parliament. 

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Myanmar’s Lower House speaker said a national race protection law would be considered only if the issue was raised by members of Parliament and union level organizations.
Speaker Thura Shwe Mann was replying to the question of a reporter during a meeting with members of Myanmar Journalists Network in Parliament Building in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. Also together with Shwe Mann at the meeting were MP’s Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Swe.  “Parliament is responsible for legislative affairs. To make a law, the union government has to draft a bill first. Likewise, MP’s can submit a bill. Then, MP’s also have to discuss that bill. This is why we will consider (any proposed law) according to the parliamentary procedures if it is submitted by those concerned,” said Speaker Shwe Mann.
At present, petitions for the proposed national race protection law are being collected across the country. More than two million signatures have reportedly been received from the public so that the draft law can be forwarded to Parliament.

CREDIT EMG 22 JULY 2013

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