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Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUP -

their per­sonal pro­file and their knowl­edge on ex­ist­ing laws of the coun­try.

Myan­mar has al­ready al­lowed 125 for­eign­ers per­ma­nent res­i­dency in the first batch, and an ad­di­tional 44 for­eign­ers are close to this sta­tus in the sec­ond batch.

Joint Bill Com­mit­tee dis­cusses bills

The Joint Bill Com­mit­tee on De­cem­ber 14 dis­cussed a num­ber of bills pro­posed by re­spec­tive min­istries at the Pyi­daungsu Hlut­taw.

The com­mit­tee agreed on the pro­posal of the Min­istry of Fi­nance which on De­cem­ber 9 sub­mit­ted the Spe­cial Com­mod­ity Tax Bill which al­ready ex­ists in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

The Joint Bill Com­mit­tee then agreed to again dis­cuss the amend­ment of the Ve­teri­nary Coun­cil bill sub­mit­ted by the Min­istry of Live­stock, Fish­eries and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment on Novem­ber 20.

Peace com­mit­tee ap­proves draft frame­work, sets ra­tio of stake­holder groups in po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue

The third ple­nary ses­sion of the Union Po­lit­i­cal Di­a­logue Joint Com­mit­tee con­cluded on De­cem­ber 14, ap­prov­ing a draft po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue frame­work and de­ter­min­ing the ra­tio of rep­re­sen­ta­tion of stake­hold­ers in the di­a­logue.

The meet­ing reached an agree­ment to hold the up­com­ing po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue no later than 14 Jan­uary 2016 with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of 700 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the coun­try’s stake­holder groups and other play­ers.

Un­der this agree­ment, the mil­i­tary, Eth­nic Armed Or­gan­i­sa­tions (EAO) and po­lit­i­cal par­ties will have 150 seats each in the po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue, 75 seats each will be given to the gov­ern­ment and Par­lia­ment and 50 seats each are set for eth­nic lead­ers who are not from EAOs and other in­vi­tees, said U Hla Maung Shwe, a se­nior ad­viser at the Myan­mar Peace Cen­tre.

The gov­ern­ment’s peace ne­go­tia­tor also con­firmed that the EAOs’ de­mand for 150 seats was ap­proved at the meet­ing fol­low­ing the fa­cil­i­ta­tion of U Nyan Win from the Na­tional League for Democ­racy which won a land­slide vic­tory in re­cent Novem­ber 8 elec­tions.

Those present at the meet­ing also agreed to set the ra­tio of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in fu­ture.

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