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LWNPT (Issue - June 6)

Meeting on ASEAN cooperation to repatriate displaced persons from Rakhine


held in Nay Pyi Taw

The second High Level meeting on ASEAN cooperation to repatriate displaced


persons from Rakhine State was held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 27, reported Xinhua.

During the meeting, Myanmar and ASEAN reiterated to collaborate in repatriation


of refugees fleeing Rakhine State to Bangladesh.

The meeting was co-chaired by Myanmar’s Social Welfare Minister Win Myat
Aye and ASEAN secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi.

According to last November's ASEAN summit decision, an ASEAN delegation


came to Myanmar and carried out a field visit to Rakhine state in December 2018.

In addition, the ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team also carried
out an initial survey for repatriation of refugees from Rakhine state by visiting Nga
Khu Ya Reception Center and Hla Phoe Khaung Transit Center and prepared a
report on it.

Lower House session held in Nay Pyi Taw

The 11th day meeting of the Lower House 12th regular session, held in Nay Pyi
Taw on May 27, approved the Lower House Banking and Financial Development
Committee’s Assessment Report after enacting 2011 Microfinance Law was
discussed by some lawmakers, according to parliamentary news.

Then, Planning and Finance Deputy Minister Maung Maung Win and committee
chairman Khin San Hlaing provided additional explanation about the report,
committee secretary Tin Tun Naing tabled a motion for the parliament to approve
and accept the report. Then, Lower House Speaker obtained the decision of the
parliament and announced the parliament’s approval of the report.
The Lower House also discussed and approved the motion urging Electricity and
Energy Ministry to achieve 100 percent electricity supply by 2030 with specific
and firm policy guideline.

On the same day, in the Upper House session, questions on cultural heritage were
raised.

Attorney-General receives Senior Land Administration Specialist and Task


Team Leader of World Bank

Attorney-General Tun Tun Oo received Senior Land Administration Specialist and


Task Team Leader of World Bank Paul Prettitore and delegation at the meeting
hall of the Attorney-General Office in Nay Pyi Taw on May 28, according to the
state-run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar.

During the meeting, the two officials discussed issues related to current land laws
and practice of them, works on enacting inclusive National Land Law, and
conditions of farmland and other confiscated lands to be scrutinized again and
processes of confiscated farmlands.

The two side also discussed matters related to resolving squatting and land disputes
in accordance with laws.