Published on Monday, 19 November 2012 05:19
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes a speech at meeting with Myanmar in India. (Photo-AFP)
The next general election in 2015 is not likely to be fair, even if it is ‘free’, without amending the constitution, Aung San Suu Kyi said when she met Myanmar families in New Delhi on November 16, during her visit to India.
“Whether the efforts are being made or not to amend the constitution can be seen as a litmus test for the democratisation process of the Myanmar government,” she said, adding that the 2008 constitution has created an unfair political ground in the country.
The 67-year-old said that all democracy lovers and groups, both inside and outside Myanmar, should concentrate on amendment of the constitution.
“Any crisis that happened in the country should be viewed through the union spirit. We hope for a genuine national conference like the second Pinlon Conference,” she said.
“The first Pinlon Conference held in 1947 was not attended by all the national races of the country. However, we acknowledge it as the foundation of the ‘union spirit’, which still needs a fresh impetus.”
The chairperson of the National League for Democracy party called for the “unity” during the democratisation process of the country.
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