Yangon MPs will answer your phone calls
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.