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US senator urges Burma to amend constitution

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:26PM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule....

Burma rejects US call on constitutional reform

By Wed, Jun 18, 2014 1:21PM UTC Comments Off Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is saying Burma should reform its constitution to allow its citizens a free choice over who should be its next president, but Burma is pushing back....

Suu Kyi: Becoming president is up to the people

By Tue, Jun 17, 2014 12:49PM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

Aung San Suu Kyi says it is up to the will of the people of Myanmar if she becomes their president in reaction to a vote against changing a constitutional clause that bars her from the office....

UN rights envoy: Burma needs constitution change

By Sat, May 24, 2014 4:06PM UTC Comments Off Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures during a public rally in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — The U.N. human rights envoy to Burma has expressed concern over the military’s veto power on constitutional changes, which he says are crucial for the country’s democratic transition. The 2008 constitution, drawn up under the previous junta regime, gives the military a mandatory 25 percent parliamentary seats, which is enough to...

Burma democracy icon Suu Kyi challenges powerful army

By Sun, May 18, 2014 3:59PM UTC 2 Comments Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

MANDALAY, Burma (AP) — Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is challenging the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president in next year's general elections. ...

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