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Myanmar opposition defies warning to push charter change

Published on May 28, 2014 9:24 PM

YANGON (AFP) - Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party has launched a petition seeking changes to Myanmar's military-drafted constitution despite warnings from electoral officials, a party spokesman said Wednesday.

The former political prisoner-turned-politician, who has been campaigning to amend the charter since she became a lawmaker two years ago, is barred by the charter from becoming president.

"Our signature campaign has made good progress since we started. We have had some interference - some police officers came to us asking to give them the list (of signatures)," Nyan Win, spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, told AFP.

The party, supported by other democracy activists, began collecting signatures at NLD offices around the country on Tuesday.

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