Yan­gon MPs will an­swer your phone calls

The Myanmar Times - - News - SHOON NAING shun­lei­win95@gmail.com

GOT a prob­lem you think your lo­cal MP can fix? On Au­gust 27 you can call him or her up and talk about it. Elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives from six south­ern Yan­gon Re­gion town­ships will be avail­able on that morn­ing to an­swer their con­stituents’ ques­tions.

MPs from both the up­per and lower house and the Yan­gon Re­gion gov­ern­ment for the town­ships of Dala, Seik­gyi Kanaungto, Twante, Kawhmu, Kungyan­gon and Co­cokyun will re­spond to calls on 01-2399108 be­tween 9am to 12 noon, says Blue Ocean Op­er­at­ing Man­age­ment Com­pany.

“Our CEO, U Tun Tun Naing, dis­cussed with MPs how they could com­mu­ni­cate with peo­ple di­rectly with­out any me­dia bar­rier,” Blue Ocean spokesper­son Ko Aung Aung Zaw told The Myan­mar Times yes­ter­day.

Calls can be made through Oore­doo, Te­lenor or MPT. The line has ac­tu­ally been op­er­a­tive since Au­gust 8, with staff tak­ing calls from mem­bers of the pub­lic and pass­ing on their sug­ges­tions and concerns to the MPs.

“It’s been work­ing fine so far. We take down the in­for­ma­tion and pass it on to the MPs,” said Ko Aung Aung Zaw.

But on Au­gust 27, the MPs them­selves will be pick­ing up the phone at Blue Ocean Con­tact Cen­tre on Pyay Road in Yan­gon.

Amyotha Hlut­taw MP U Kyaw Htwe (NLD; Yan­gon 8) said the hot­line would help busy MPs keep in closer touch with the peo­ple they were rep­re­sent­ing. “We have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to help peo­ple in dif­fi­culty. If we can’t do any­thing di­rectly, we will trans­fer the is­sue to the rel­e­vant de­part­ment,” he said.

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