The National Democratic Force supports the introduction of proportional representation for elections to the Pyithu Hluttaw and will push for the move in the lower house, says NDF chairman U Khin Maung Swe.

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A parliamentary committee appointed to consider amendments to the constitution has voted overwhelmingly to retain a charter provision that would prevent opposition National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president because members of her family are foreign citizens.

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Demonstrators march in the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe, on June 12 to protest against constitutional amendments, including changes to a charter provision that prevents opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
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The organiser of a protest in Rakhine State opposing constitutional change said it was arranged because many people there do not want opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to become president.

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A warning letter from the Union Election Commission to National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has no basis in law, NLD patron U Tin Oo said on June 2.

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Sources from within the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation have alleged that the minister in charge; U Myint Hlaing has instructed that all departmental staff are to stay away from any political event.

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The leader of the opposition National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied breaking the law in her first public reaction to a warning from the Union Election Commission over comments she made at a rally to promote constitutional reform.