Myanmar’s ruling party warns of danger in event of constitution redrawin

YANGON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Saturday warned of grave danger and bad consequences if the 2008 constitution is abolished and redrawn.

The country and the people will suffer the consequences arising from the move, said an announcement of the party’s Constitution Amendment Committee.

Myanmar’s parliament set up a 109-member Constitution Review Joint Committee in July with the deputy speaker of the Union Parliament as chairman, and it is represented proportionally by parliament members of both Houses, political parties, military MPs and individuals.

The committee on Tuesday invited advice and suggestions from a wide range of stakeholders for review or amendment of the 2008 State Constitution, announcing that advice will be sought from the legislative, administrative and judicial pillars through parliament and those from political parties, organizations and individuals through respective parliament representatives.The committee set the deadline for Nov. 15 for submission of such advice and assessment.





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