DVB Interview International’s Khin Maung Win spoke to Anniken Huitfeldt, chair of Norway’s Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence, during her recent visit to Burma.
Bullet Points: the news from DVB for Friday 25 July.
Tens of thousands of people joined one of the biggest rallies on constitutional reform in Mandalay on Sunday, as Suu Kyi pushed to amend Article 436 – which effectively gives the military the power of veto in parliament.
In response to widespread calls for constitutional reform, Irrawaddy Division’s Chief Minister has announced that there is no need to amend the 2008 constitution.
DVB Debate’s panel discusses land rights issues and why so many victims of land confiscation have still not been compensated.
Aung San Suu Kyi urges a crowd in Mandalay’s Mogok to push for constitutional change and to amend article 436.
Panellists on DVB Debate discuss constitutional reform and the future role of the military in Burma.
Residents in Irrawaddy Division’s Henzada staged a protest demanding citizen rights, constitutional reforms and the abolishment of Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.
Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Burma’s former capital Rangoon on Sunday, calling for an amendment to the military-drafted constitution that would allow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to become eligible to run for president.