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Updated on February 1, 2019 From Mizzima

Military lawmakers uncertain over constitutional amendment

The leader of a group of military lawmakers in Myanmar’s parliament has said that it is uncertain whether the legislators will participate in discussions to form a joint committee to amend the 2008 constitution, RFA reported.
       Members of parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favour of a proposal by a lawmaker from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party to form a joint committee to propose amendments to the constitution despite staunch opposition from military MPs who boycotted the vote by standing in silence.
       After the vote, military MP Brigadier General Maung Maung said military lawmakers would consider whether or not to participate in discussions on the measure, but later said they had yet to talk about it but would take it up in due time.
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