Amending the Constitution will 'hurt the people', says Myanmar’s President
20 May 2014
Burma's Thein Sein. Photo by Chatham House, Wikipedia Commons.
<p>The instability being caused by the ongoing public campaign to amend the Constitution will ultimately hurt the country, Burma’s President Thein Sein warned on Thursday. Speaking at a literacy campaign in Mandalay, the president said, “Amending the constitution and holding free and fair elections are our internal affairs. We can perform them under national legislation without damaging our sovereignty. Nobody wants to endure the instability that these issues are causing. It will hurt the people … I would like to urge all people and monks who love this country to protect it from instability.”</p>
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