Powerful Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann threw his weight behind the Rule of Law committee of the Lower House on Saturday.
Committee chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi, speaking to the legal community, emphasized, "that there is rule of law only when each and every citizen believes that the law can protect personal security and freedom."
"It would not be fair to say that there is rule of law if the security and freedom of citizens are not safe," she said, adding that her committee would work to provide coordination between state institutions and departments to take practical steps to implement the rule of law.
Aung San Suu Kyi was named chair of the 15-member Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the Lower House on Aug. 7.
The committee, appointed for one year, will help MPs monitor implementation of rule of law and coordinate, revoke, amendment or promulgate laws or by-laws as needed within the central government.