[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Call for constitutional change in Myanmar

Protesters have asked the government to alter the constitution so that Aung San Suu Kyi can run in the next election.

Last updated: 03 Jan 2014 15:17
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

A small group of protesters in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, have urged the government to change the country's constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president next year.

Article 59 of Myanmar’s constitution prevents a person from running for president if they have a spouse or child with foreign citizenship. Suu Kyi's two sons by late husband Michael Aris are British citizens.

The military and President Thein Sein would have to approve the change.

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports.

84

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.