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Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is still making the rounds to assess support for Constitutional reform, with plans for a third trip to Mogok in Sagaing Division.
Suu Kyi will depart from Naypyidaw on 22 March, and is set to deliver a public address at the Aung Nan football stadium in Mogok, according to Kyi Toe, an information officer for Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
Upon departure on 23 March, Suu Kyi will again address the public in Kyat Pyin, just outside of Mogok, before moving on to Pyin Oo Lwin, where she will meet with several writers from Mandalay.
Kyi Toe said that during her appearance at the Irrawaddy Literature Festival in February, Suu Kyi was not able to meet with very many local writers, so she has extended a special invitation for discussions during the Mandalay leg of her tour.
Suu Kyi has spent much of the past year travelling all over Burma with a delegation of NLD members to gauge public support and raise general awareness about procedures for changing Burma’s 2008 Constitution, which has been heavily criticised by several foreign governments over clauses that prevent the opposition leader’s possible bid for presidency.
The controversial charter also has nearly insurmountable hurdles for amendment, requiring 75 percent parliamentary approval. Some articles, notably the one that prevents Suu Kyi from seeking the presidency, additionally require majority vote by referendum.