Suu Kyi says amend constitution, may run for president
Updated: 2013-06-07 09:32
The opposition leader says domestic peace and respect for the rule of law had not improved as much as they should have
National League for Democracy (NLD) chief Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday reiterated her desire to run for Myanmar's presidency in 2015.
Yet, before that happens, she strongly advocates amendments in the Constitution, to "establish the rule of law which is necessary for the reform process".
"I’d like to be the president. If I say i don’t want to be, I’d rather not be honest. But it’s not in this situation," said the democracy advocate in front of 450-odds audience during the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2013 session "Myanmar: What future?".
Her party plans to soon unveil its proposal to revise the constitution. To Aung San Suu Kyi, domestic peace and respect for the rule of law had not improved as much as they should have.
At the session, U Soe Thane, minister to the Office of the President of Myanmar, stressed that the situation has improved largely during the past two years. "In the past two years, we had ideas to change everything, but we need time to untie the rope that has been tied for 60 years."