Six parties hold talks to consider constitutional reform in Myanmar

(From Radio Free Asia)

Myanmar’s major political players held their first day of six-party talks on constitutional reform, a peace agreement and the upcoming national elections on Friday at the presidential palace, and agreed to hold their next round of discussions before parliament resumes on May 11.

The six participants – President Thein Sein, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, speaker of the lower house of parliament Shwe Man, speaker of the upper house Khin Aung Myint, military commander-in-chief Senior General Ming Aung Hlaing, and ethnic representative Aye Maun – met in the capital Naypyidaw to discuss the report from the Parliamentary Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee, consisting of 31 lawmakers.

They agreed to amend the constitution enacted in 2008 when a military junta ruled the country, presidential spokesman Ye Htut told RFA’s Myanmar Service. Read more

Myanmar President Thein Sein at start of six-party meeting

Myanmar President Thein Sein at start of six-party meeting

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