Laws must be adapted to suit policies, economic systems and social life: Speaker

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Nyein Zaw Lin&Myo Min Htet
Lower House Speaker Win Myint speaks at Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. (Photo: EMG)
Laws must be adapted to suit political policies, economic systems and social life, Lower House Speaker Win Myint has said.
 
Win Myint made this remark while he extending greetings prior to the fifth regular session of the Lower House of Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
 
He said: “Our democratic transition is still at the beginning stage and it still looks young at this point. We will have to make more efforts in order to witness a standard democracy. We will have to overcome challenges and crises to establish a federal democratic Union.”
 
“Lawmakers will have to work together in strengthening democratic practices among the people. Parliamentarians ought to set an example to the people as to duty and responsibility because of democratic rights.”
 
“We must consider that changes will continuously be made to build up a democratic culture. Our parliamentarians must continue to work for democratic rights to pave the way for citizens, Win Myint said.
 
“When we study global political situations, changes can visibly be seen in policies, concepts and processes along with political objectives. However, the world’s nations are in favour of protectionism. Therefore, we should design our image in light of global changes.”
 
Laws need to be changed to suit the current age, he said. Our mindsets also need to change in order to be appropriate for positive changes, the Speaker said.
 
Ten bills and other new laws in the pipeline will be discussed during the current parliamentary sessions. 
 
Meanwhile, there are also 25 proposals and 164 questions on notice for government response.
Translated by Win Htut