Burma’s Union Election Commission rejected suggestions by opposition MPs to postpone the November election amid concerns over voter list irregularities.
Parliament has announced that a national referendum on a constitutional amendment will be held alongside the general elections slated for later this year.
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.
The Nationalities Brotherhood Federation has demanded an end to appointment of regional chief ministers by presidential decree.
Recent proposal to pass a new law protecting the 2008 Constitution is not an attempt to obstruct attempts at charter amendment, says parliamentary speaker.