CRDIT EMG 18.08.2013
The extent of how much Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution can be amendment before 2015 Election depends not only on the MPs but also the executive body, Union Assembly Speaker Thura Shwe Mann said.
In the press conference held at the Lower House in Nay Pyi Taw on August 16, the Speaker said a commission has been formed by the Parliament to look into amending the constitution and will start its work soon.
“The extent of how much will be done depends on their efforts and the involvement of MPs and also the important of the executive body is also important. The involvement of the executive body is very important when drafting laws,” said Thura Shwe Mann.
He also urged the public, including the MPs to select suitable concepts for Myanmar without harming the development and stability of the country as people have different views about whether a new constitution should be drafted or amend it while using the existing constitution as temporary one.
Constitutional amendment requires not only the desires of the public and the MPs but also the executive body so national stability, he added.