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Published on Sunday, 03 February 2013 19:40
Union Assembly approves appointment of Hsan Hsint as religious affairs minister The Union Assembly approved the appointment of Hsan Hsint as the Union Minister for Religious Affairs on January 31.
Hsan Hsint is Speaker of Ayeyawady Region Parliament who is also a Member of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, which won the majority of votes in 2010 general election.
The president sent a message dated January 22 to Speaker Khin Aung Myint of Union Hluttaw to seek approval for the appointment of Hsan Hsint as the Union Minister for Religious Affairs.
It is expected that Hsan Hsint will submit a proposal to the president and the Speaker of the Union Assembly to change from his position to another of his own volition.
However, some locals, Ayeyawady Region MPs and his original supporters, want him to continue the chairmanship role.
Ayeyawady is now facing many problems including among the farmers and companies.
Hsan Hsint should carry out a poll on the people’s attitudes before the submission of the proposal, Man Maung Maung Nyan, a Lower House MP of Ayeyawady Region, said.
In practising Union Hluttaw by law, the people’s attitudes will be concerned with the president.
If the president withdraws it, it will be submitted again to the parliament, Speaker Khin Aung Myint said.
“I will remain according to the people’s attitudes. The people are submitting their attitudes to the authorities. If the people wish me to be here, I will be. If the people make me go, I will go. The president will think of that what to do. I am waiting for the point that I will submit it again to the parliament if the president withdraws it,” Hsan Hsint told a reporter of Eleven Media Group.