Though military appointees account for just 25 percent of parliamentary seats, they clearly punch above their weight.
MPs vote down a motion to amend a constitutional clause that prevents Suu Kyi seeking the presidency.
A senior military MP opined on Tuesday that constitutional Article 436 should not be amended due to Burma’s ‘democratic inexperience’.
A constitutional amendment bill introduced last week, if passed, will have to wait until after the general elections later this year to be enacted.
A new amendment bill suggests easing constitutional articles 59 and 436(a) but not to the degree that reform campaigners have advocated.
Ethnic lawmakers have drawn up a report containing suggestions for constitutional amendment as sexpartite talks are slated to recommence.