Legal challenge launched to Suu Kyi`s candidacy
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Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 23:34
  
Yangon: Aung San Suu Kyi's bid for a seat in Myanmar's Parliament has been challenged by a rival candidate.

Suu Kyi's spokesman Nyan Win said today that Tin Yi of the Party for Unity and Peace had submitted a complaint to the district election commission that the Nobel peace laureate was not eligible to run in the April 1 by-election.

The basis for his protest was a constitutional provision barring persons enjoying the benefits of a foreign citizen from serving in parliament.

Nyan Win said Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party submitted a rebuttal stating that the complaint was based on hearsay and false information.

In 1990, Suu Kyi also filed to run in the general election, but was disqualified after a similar objection.

PTI


First Published: Friday, February 10, 2012, 23:34


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