PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

22 MAY 2004


From “The New Light of Myanmar
23 May 2004


elegate groups of National Convention discuss compilation of group-wise proposals

YANGON, 22 May — For collecting proposals, the group-wise discussions of delegates of political parties, delegates of representatives-elect, delegates of national races, delegates of peasants, delegates of workers, delegates of intellectuals and intelligentsia, delegates of State service personnel and other invited delegates and the meeting of members of the panel of chairmen were held at the designated meeting halls of Nyaunghnapin Camp in Hmawby Township this morning.

Delegates of political parties group
The
delegates of political parties group held the discussions at the meeting hall-1 at 11 am. U Saw Philip (a) U Saw Philip Sam of Wa National Development Party presided over the discussions. Deputy Director U Zaw Win and Assistant Director U Aung Win acted as masters of ceremonies.

The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as 93.10 per cent of the group delegates were present.

Next, U Saw Philip (a) U Saw Philip Sam explained matters related to compilation of a proposal. The delegates discussed compilation of party-wise proposals. Next, the chairman approved submission of the party-wise proposals and gave the concluding remarks.

Delegates of representatives-elect group
The
delegates of representatives-elect group held discussions at the meeting hall-2. Alternate member of the panel of chairmen U San Tha Aung of Mro (or) Khami National Solidarity Organization presided over the discussions together with U Maung Gyi of Union Pa-O National Organization and U Yaw Aye Hla of Lahu National Development Party. Deputy Director U Maung Maung Phyu Tint acted as master of ceremonies.

The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as there were 86.67 per cent of the group delegates. Next, U San Tha Aung explained matters related to compilation of a proposal. The delegates discussed compilation of proposals. Next, U San Tha Aung approved compilation of the proposals individually or in groups. Later, the chairman gave the concluding remarks.

 

Delegates of national races group
The
delegates of national races group held discussions at Pyidaungsu Hall. U Mya Sein of Mandalay Division presided over the discussions together with U Mahn Ohn Maung of Kayin State and U Kyaw Din (a) U Htay Rei of Kayah State. Deputy Director U Thein Tun acted as master of ceremonies.

The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as there were 625 delegates out of 633 listed accounting for 98.75 per cent. U Mya Sein explained matters related to compilation of a proposal concerning detailed basic principles for sharing of power on legislative sector. The delegates participated in the discussions.

Next, U Mya Sein said that states and divisions are to select one person from each district; 16 states and divisions are to compile one proposal each; states and divisions may cooperate to make proposal; and those wishing to compile the combined proposal are to report to the panel of chairmen.

Delegates of peasants group
The
peasants delegates group held their discussions at the meeting hall-4. U Kan Nyunt of Sagaing Division together with U Sai Tint Aung of Shan State (North) and U Tin Aung Kyaw of Magway Division presided over the discussions. Deputy Director U Myint Thein and Assistant Director U Myint Kyaing acted as masters of ceremonies. The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as there were 92 delegates out of 93 listed accounting for 98.92%.

Chairman U Kan Nyunt spoke on the occasion. U Chit Than of Sagaing Division, U Tun Oo of Yangon Division, U Thein Maung of Rakhine State, U Thaung Khin of Bago Division, U Than of Sagaing Division and U Tin Nyunt of Yangon Division participated in the discussions on compilation of proposals.

Next, the chairman explained assistance to be provided for compilation of the proposal by National Convention Convening Work Committee and the delegates of peasants group. They selected leaders of the proposal compilation groups.

Delegates of workers group
The
workers delegates group held discussions at the meeting hall-5. Members of the panel of patrons Dr Myo Thant Tin of Yangon Division, U Bo Thein of Shan State (East), U Kyaw Myo Win of Bago Division, U Khin Maung Aye of Sagaing Division and U Kyaw Win Tun of Mandalay Division coordinated with Deputy Director U Zaw Win of work group-7 to compile the proposal.

 

Delegates of intellectuals and intelligentsia group
Head of Office U Hla Myint of the Ministry of Rail Transportation presided over the discussions of the delegates of intellectuals and intelligentsia group together with President U Tin Hlaing of Myanmar Academy of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock Breeding and Fisheries and President Dr U Thein Oo Po Saw of Myanmar Academy of Technology Science.

Deputy Director U Thein Myint of Supreme Court and Assistant Director U Than Win acted as masters of ceremonies.

The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as there were 54 delegates out of 56 listed accounting for 96.43 per cent. Chairman U Hla Myint explained compilation of proposal.

Those present discussed presentation of the proposal concerning detailed basic principles to be laid down for sharing of power in legislative, executive and judicial sectors to be included in drawing the State Constitution clarified by the Chairman of NCCWC. Later, the chairman gave the concluding remarks.

Delegates of State service personnel group
The State service personnel delegates met in the meeting hall-7. U Arnt Maung of the Ministry of Religious Affairs presided over the discussions of the delegates of State service personnel group together with Maj-Gen Aung Thein of the Ministry of Defence and U Ko Ko Kyaw of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deputy Director U Htay Win and Assistant Director U Htein Min acted as masters of ceremonies.

The master of ceremonies announced the start of the meeting as there were 108 delegates out of 109 listed accounting for 99.08 per cent. Chairman U Arnt Maung explained compilation of proposal. Next, the chairman and party answered the queries. Later, the chairman gave the concluding remarks.

 

Other invited delegates group
Other
invited delegates group held their discussions at the meeting hall-8. Present on the occasion were members of the panel of chairmen Chairman of Myanmar Historical Commission U Sai Aung Tun, U Aung Kham Hti of Shan State (South) Special Region-6, U Paw Laik Kham of Shan State (North) Special Region-2, Dr Manan Tu Ja of Kachin State Special Region-2 and Vice-Chairman U Tun Aung Chein of Myanmar Historical Commission.

Deputy Director U Aung Kyi of Supreme Court and Assistant Director U Win Myint acted as masters of ceremonies.

They discussed presentation of the proposal concerning detailed basic principles to be laid down for sharing of power in legislative, executive and judicial sectors to be included in drawing the State Constitution clarified by the Chairman of NCCWC.

Source: http://mission.itu.ch/MISSIONS/Myanmar/n-convention/nc220504_1.pdf and http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/NLM2004-05-23.pdf

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Shopping facilities for the delegates

YANGON, 22 May — Organized by the welfare and entertainment sub committee under the National Convention management committee, Winthuzar shop of the Ministry of Industry- 1 and GEC shop were being run for the delegates in Nyaunghnapin Camp in Hmawby Township.

Winthuzar shop of the Ministry of Industry- 1 has got a high demand since its first day as it was opened for the purpose of convenience of the delegates. Winthuzar shop was supplying 287 items of products manufactured by the enterprises under the ministry.

Government Employees Cooperative has also been running a shop selling 521 kinds of goods and was crowded with buyers every day. Photo studio, spectacles shop, drug store, beauty parlor, shop of Livestock and Fisheries Ministry, hair dressers’ salon and restaurant were there full of delegates.

Source: http://mission.itu.ch/MISSIONS/Myanmar/n-convention/nc220504_2.pdf and http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/NLM2004-05-23.pdf