MPs Share Parliamentary Experience with Public
16 April 2012: An open discussion between Chin public and parliamentarians was held for the first time in Hakha, Chin State on 14 April 2012.
Organized by the Chin National Party (CNP), the event attracted about 300 people.
The Saturday gathering, held at Carson Hall, included sessions on experience-sharing by the Chin representatives to the local and national assemblies, as well as exchanging views and questions and answers between the Chin electorate and their elected representatives.
The sessions were led by MPs from Hakha and Thantlang constituencies, including Pu Robin, Pu Thang Thai, Pi Za Tlem, Pu Lal Maung Cung, Minister Pu Ram Mang, Pu Chan Pum, Pu S. Tha Bik and Pu Ngun Maung.
“The Chin MPs shared their experiences of attending Burma’s Hluttaw sessions held at Naypyidaw, and explained how they raised questions and issues relating to the development of Chin State and the people,” one of the participants told Chinland Guardian.
Pu Ram Mang, Chin State Minister of Planning and Economics, also made an overview presentation on Burma’s budget of the fiscal year 2012-13 and in particular, on budget allocation for Chin State by the central government.
Late last year, CNP held a similar public event in Thantlang town in a bid to strengthen understanding and relationship between MPs and Chin local communities in current political situation.
The CNP secured all contested seats in Thantlang and Hakha Townships during the 2010 elections.