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November 14, 2014

Military MPs agreed not to amend Section 436 and Section 59 (F) in the 2008 Constitution – the key points that will reduce the military power as well as allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to contest in the presidential race.
During the discussions in Union Assembly on November 13, 21 committee members out of 31 voted against the proposed amendments. According to Brig-Gen Tint San Naing, the other five suggested wording amendments in the section.
Suggesting a change in wording, military MP Brig-Gen Khin Maung Aye said the sections concerning the military are still suitable for the current conditions.
“The Constitution has been used for just four years. We need thorough analysis before amending it,” said MP Brig-Gen Maung Maung.
“If the Constitution is amended frequently and easily, national policies will not be strong and will lead to confusion in the country’s development and national interests. So, Section 436 (A) and (B) should not be amended,” he added. CR. ELEVEN MEDIA


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