Myanmar’s Suu Kyi gets extra security after death threat over charter ‘change’

(From AFP)

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has been given extra security following a death threat on Facebook alluding to her presidential ambitions, officials said Friday.

Aung San Suu Kyi,

Aung San Suu Kyi,

In a post last week, a man called Ye Lwin Myint threatened to shoot anyone who tries to change a controversial clause in the constitution which bars pro-democracy champion Suu Kyi from the top office.

An NLD member said extra security measures were in place for Suu Kyi “since that man’s threat.”

A senior police official in the capital Naypyidaw confirmed the security boost, also requesting anonymity.

The threat comes at a key time in Myanmar’s drawn out power transition. Read More



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