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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
    By Xinhua
    September 09, 2013
    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.