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Legal challenge launched to Suu Kyi`s candidacy

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.


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

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