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.
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.
|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
from being eligible to become president. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA
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.
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.
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.