Burma Times: February 9, 2016
Daw Khin Saw Wai, a lawmaker of Rakhine nationalists’ party for House of Representatives has warned ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) as not to amend any of four so-called race and religion protective laws and 1982 citizenship law while she attended the second term parliamentary session last Friday.
Saw Wai said “those laws are our life. If NLD tries to amend them then we will opposed as much as we can”.
The four so-called protective laws were enacted in parliament by the outgoing military quasi government on demand of Ma Ba Tha, an entity of radical Buddhist monks who spreading anti-Muslims sentiments among the Buddhists and causing the increase of violence throughout Myanmar.
People from all walks internally and externally including UN criticized those laws by saying controversial and discriminatory generally to religious and ethnic minorities of the country, and particularly to Muslim Rohingya.
Moreover, regarding the 1982 citizenship law, along with international community Daw Suu herself was stated that the law is opposing with international norms and needs amendment.
Daw Khin Saw Wai is elected for second times from Rathedaung constituency of Rakhine State.
Saw Wai said she was worried of race annihilation in Buthidaung and Maungdaw, the northern townships of Arakan State where Muslims are majority but Buddhists are only 3 percent of the population.
Likewise, her mother party ANP was also at leading status in the efforts of depriving right to vote for temporary white cardholders which caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya exclusion in 2015 election and revoked their IDs last year.
However, Khine Pyi Soe, the vice-chairman of ANP recommended that his party will convene a CEC meeting to response NLD if it goes to amend the laws.
In response to suspending Article 59 (f) of the constitution which barred Suu Kyi to be the president of the country both Saw Wai and Khine Pyi Soe said that their party is supportive to NLD.