|Monday, 09 July 2012 14:46|
NAY PYI TAW: Parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi (pic) made her debut in the current fourth session of Myanmar's House of Representatives (Lower House) in Nay Pyi Taw Monday four days after the session began last Wednesday.
The parliament session is the second after the April 1 landmark by-elections, Xinhua news agency reported.
The session, attended by 404 out of 431 parliament representatives with the house, initially covered discussions on bills submitted by the parliamentarians.
The debut of National League for Democracy (NLD)'s leader in the parliament came following her return from a 17-day tour to five European countries on June 30. Suu Kyi had earlier visited Thailand where she attended the World Economic Forum on East Asia.
NLD gave high priorities to three issues on its agenda namely rule of law, internal peace and constitution amendments.
Suu Kyi has said time and again that she would cooperate with the 25-per cent non-elected and directly-nominated military parliamentarians for the amendment of the constitution.
During the sessions the parliament sought approval of declaring a state of emergency in Rakhine state, new establishment of diplomatic relations with some nine countries, the resignation of former First Vice President U Tin Aung Myint Oo and the election of a new person.
The session of the House of Representatives (Lower House) in the last three days approved the Amendment of 2012 Examination Board Bill while the House of Nationalities (Upper House) adopted the 1955 Government Housing (Expelling) Act Amendment Bill and Social Security Amendment Bill.