NAYPYIDAW (Myanmar), 6 JUNE: Myanmar Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today declared her intention to run for president, calling for all of the country’s people to share the fruits of its dramatic reforms.
Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia here, the Nobel Peace laureate appealed for the amendment of the military-drafted constitution which prevents her from leading the country.
“I want to run for president and I’m quite frank about it,” the veteran democracy activist told delegates, as she sets her sights on elections due to be held in 2015. “If I pretended that I didn’t want to be president I wouldn’t be honest,” she added.
The current constitution blocks anyone whose spouses or children are overseas citizens from being appointed by parliament for the top job. afp