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Subject: Re: Political  Situation  of  Myanmar  and  Its  Role in the Region

Is there any truth to this suggestion that Aung San Suu Kyi is 
constitutionally barred from running for election, or is it just another 
piece of government misinformation? Any Burmese constitutional lawyers 
out there?

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>                 Political  Situation  of  Myanmar  and  Its  Role in the
Region (Part I )

> 11. Practising Universal Rules In The Protection Of National Security And
> Interest
> More specifically and importantly what most people do not realize is that in
> many instances Ms. Suu Kyi is erroneously being referred as an elected
> or in some instances as an  elected president. Ms. Suu Kyi never stood
for the
> election because she was not eligible to contest for  a  seat in the
> elections. It was not this present military government or the previous
> socialist government that refused Ms. Suu Kyi the right to stand for
> but ironically it was her own father, Myanmar national hero General Aung
> who wrote into the original constitution, subsequently promulgated in
1948, a
> clause which defines that "any person who is under any acknowledgement of
> allegiance or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or citizen  is
> entitled to the rights and privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign
> power." Thus she is not entitled the eligibility to contest for  a  seat in
> the country's elections. Ms. Suu Kyi resided abroad for twenty - eight years
> and married an Englishman (Giving her the rights to U.K. citizenship) and
> 2 children both holding British citizenships. This present military
> has as all the previous successive Myanmar Governments to continue in
> honouring this clause and the present national convention has also committed
> itself to continue in honouring the said clause. This  type of
> condition is implemented by many  governments including those of developed
> nations. It is quite understandable that the Governments do not wish to have
> someone in office who could be unduly influenced by any other nation or
> As a preventive measure certain rules and regulations to serve as a
> in protecting the national security as well as the national interest of
> respective countries are universally practised.