Myanmar`s parliament could consider a petition by Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition calling for an end to the army`s veto on amending the constitution in the former junta-ruled nation, the house speaker said today.
With elections looming next year, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is stepping up efforts to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency and gives substantial political power to unelected military members of parliament.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi put her political future in the hands of the people of Myanmar on Monday, saying that a parliamentary panel vote to retain a key constitutional clause was intended to bar her from running for the presidency.
Myanmar`s democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was today given a rousing welcome as she arrived here on a four-day trip to Nepal, her first visit in four decades to the country where she lived for some time as a youngster.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi`s hopes of becoming Myanmar`s president next year have been dealt a blow when a parliamentary committee voted not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post, two of the panel members said on Friday.
In the backdrop of several "significant" political and economic reforms initiated in Myanmar over the last few years, India has called for the discontinuation of a UN General Assembly resolution on the human rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.
Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country`s junta-era constitution, which currently bars her from becoming president.