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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.