A heated debate broke out in Burma’s lower house Monday over efforts by the opposition to overhaul the constitution prior to the 2015 elections. As per previous debates, the military contingent – which takes up a quarter of seats and thereby wields effective veto over such matters – resisted the idea that charter reform, and allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president, might benefit the country. "I would like you all to remember that the constitution is not written for just a person but for the future of everyone," Colonel Htay Naing, one of the uniformed MPs, told...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of U.S. lawmakers want President Barack Obama to pressure Burma's government to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a message for President Barack Obama and other world leaders as they head to Burma: The international community's faith in its military-dominated government came too early and too fast, and democratic reforms stalled long ago....
NAYPYITAW, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma''s president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights....
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