Even as the NLD government takes office, the army keeps control of the civil service through the ubiquitous General Administration Department.
Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that the parliament’s majority failed to uphold the people’s hope for change after the legislative vote that retained contentious provisions of Burma’s constitution.
Aung San Suu Kyi will come face to face with fellow presidential hopefuls on Friday afternoon, as six political heavyweights meet to discuss charter reform.
House speaker Shwe Mann tells reporters in Naypyidaw on Tuesday that any amendments to the 2008 Constitution will only be enacted after next year’s general elections.
The NLD and 88 Generation say they collected 5 million signatures calling for a change to the Constitution that would lift the military’s veto power.
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