Thursday, Oct 23, 2014Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Asia
 

Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects election commission warning

Published on Jun 16, 2014 7:03 PM
 
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is welcomed at a Buddhist monastery where she worked as an English teacher in 1973 in Kathmandu on June 16, 2014. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday accused her country's election commission of bias and rejected warnings to modify her language towards the military ahead of next year's polls. -- PHOTO: AFP

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday accused her country's election commission of bias and rejected warnings to modify her language towards the military ahead of next year's polls.

Since she became a lawmaker two years ago, the former political prisoner-turned-politician has been campaigning to amend a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president.

But the country's top election body last month warned her against using language that "challenges the army" during her rallies.

Speaking at the end of a four-day state visit to Nepal, Suu Kyi said "the election commission is not the most neutral one in the world".

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos