Opposition lawmakers, the military and officials of the former government have had plenty to say about the NLD’s move to begin charter change.
USDP and military representatives in Parliament have opposed the proportional breakdown of the proposed committee for amending Myanmar’s disputed Constitution.
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A crowd met the state counselor in Myeik with signs urging her to sack the local chief minister and regional NLD chief, who they accuse of corruption and nepotism.
The military-backed USDP wants just one change to the charter, and it has nothing to do with curbing the special privileges it grants the armed forces.
Tatmadaw appointees and USDP lawmakers have opposed the proposed committee structure which suggests representation according to Parliament proportion.
Ruling party proposed forming a committee so that no side would lose face, NLD lawmaker says.
The Irrawaddy breaks down the constitutional reform committee's path to approval in graphics and numbers.
Of the 30 lawmakers who joined Tuesday's debate on whether to form the committee, only five — all from the military-backed USDP — objected.
36 lawmakers scheduled to take part, but not a single military appointee is among them
About 40 people set up camp in front of the NLD's office in Loikaw on Saturday after police broke up their protest near the statue the day before, according to one protester.
The Irrawaddy interviews U Aung Kyi Nyunt, the NLD lawmaker who proposed in Parliament this week for a committee to be formed to work on changing the troublesome 2008 Constitution.
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Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the Constitution, which gives the military veto power over any changes, should be amended "when it is necessary."
The NLD’s move to amend the Constitution is a first small step in what will surely be a difficult journey.