During the height of the Thai political crisis, Suu Kyi made many observation on Thailand, and in one of them said, quote: Thailand is the proof that a military constitution will never work. Well, on social network, a great many Thais who cherish democracy, liberty and justice, are talking about how Suu Kyi is calling for the amendment of the Myanmar military constitution. Of course, many are making a parallel comparison to how Yingluck is trying to amend Thailand’s military constitution to be Democratic. Many have noted, also, the reaction of the Thai establishment, which is “All Silence.” Some are saying also, how the Thai press, have mostly ignored this news, in a Mayanmar next to Thailand that is charing ASEAN and Suu Kyi targeting to be the country’s leader in a few years.
AFP reports; Burmese opposition leader Aung Suu Kyi on Saturday said the 2015 elections in her country will not be democratic without constitutional changes. “The constitution must be amended,” the Nobel laureate said as she met European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels. “If the constitution is not amended, the 2015 election cannot be free or fair.” Burma will hold parliamentary polls in 2015, with the new parliament then choosing a president, and Suu Kyi has said she wants to run for the presidency. The current Burmese constitution, crafted under the former military regime, blocks Suu Kyi from becoming president as it excludes anyone whose spouses or children are foreign nationals from holding the post. Suu Kyi’s two sons are British nationals through their father, the late scholar Michael Aris. Barroso said the 2015 elections “must be credible, transparent and inclusive.” Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest under military rule in Burmese, before she was freed after controversial elections in 2010. The democracy icon is now an opposition lawmaker as part of sweeping reforms under a new quasi-civilian regime that took office in 2011. She is meeting European leaders this weekend before heading to Luxembourg to pick up the European Union’s main human rights prize that she won 23 years ago. At a ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Tuesday, Suu Kyi will finally receive the Sakharov prize she won in 1990 at the height of the Burmese military crackdown. On Monday she is due to hold talks with the EU’s 28 foreign ministers in Luxembourg.
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- More problems if Myanmar constitution not changed by 2015: Suu Kyi (channelnewsasia.com)
- Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar to end with constitutional changes (worldbulletin.net)