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NA wants key law ready by next year

Update: December, 12/2015 - 10:17
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at the 43rd meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee, which concluded yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa
HA NOI  (VNS) — Viet Nam's Law on Demonstrations may miss its debut to the National Assembly (NA) in March next year as the Ministry of Public Security, who was charged with the task of crafting the law, did not receive feedback for the draft from numerous other Government ministries and agencies during the 43rd meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee, which concluded yesterday in Ha Noi.

The committee, however, maintained its stance that Government agencies must step up efforts to finalise the law, which will regulate public demonstrations, so it can be included in the programme for the upcoming NA meeting, which already reserved one whole day to discuss the demonstration law.

Also, the committee approved a resolution on the organisation and objective of the National Election Council with the Head of the NA Office in charge of the council and responsible for its operation and management.

An NA secretariat, which includes officials with extensive knowledge of the NA administrative system and procedures, would be established to assist the NA's General Secretary to handle and process the workload and connect with other NA's committees.

According to Head of NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc, the 11th meeting of the Viet Nam NA will commence on March 21 and is scheduled to conclude on April 6. The NA will spend five days on its law-making activities, focusing in seven draft laws, which were introduced to the NA during previous meetings including Law on Access of Information, Law on Press, Law on Special Consumption Tax, Law on Tax Management and Law on the conclusion, accession and implementation of international treaties. — VNS

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