The 2008 Constitution

the 2008 Constitution is often Burned outside Burmese embassies around the world.

The 2008 Constitution is often burned outside Burmese embassies around the world. The KIA Chief of Staff uses it as a foot rest.  Needless to say it is not thought of highly by the Burmese civilians or the ethnic groups.

One reason is the current constitution guarantees 25% of the seats in the Parliament to un-elected military officers while requiring over 75% for any constitutional changes, making it impossible for elected civilians to change the constitution.

Read Human Rights Watch’s concise Chronology of Burma’s Constitutional Process for a good overview.  Also see HRW’s more detailed report titled “Vote to Nowhere

 

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