You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Myanmar

  • Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar
    YANGON, Myanmar – A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to
  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls rebel
    YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar’s army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier’s gun during an attempted escape, the press
  • Myanmar says 2015 election won’t be delayed
     YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar says it will hold a general election in late 2015 as planned, countering rumors that the vote could be postponed.
Advertisement

Suu Kyi’s party to contest 2015 Myanmar elections

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says it will contest 2015 elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.

Suu Kyi has said the elections cannot be fair unless the constitution is changed, and many were expecting her National League for Democracy to boycott the polls if the document was not amended.

But following a party meeting Saturday, NLD spokesman Nyan Win said the party would contest the polls even if the constitution is not changed.

The 2008 constitution was drawn up under Myanmar’s previous military regime to ensure its influence in government. The NLD considers it undemocratic because of clauses giving the military a mandatory allocation of 25 percent of parliamentary seats and disqualifying Suu Kyi from running for president.

Advertisement