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Correction of para 1 from 48 to 47

1) "Myanmar Perspectives", may be assumed to reflect the position of the
SPDC. The implication that SPDC considers that the 1947 Constitution is
still in force is intriguing, to say the least. Perhaps I should put the
document on the net.

2) It is true that Daw Suu was not elected. She was under house arrest from
1989 to 1995 and thus not in a position to run in the 1990 elections.

3) On citizenship, 

The relevant sections of the law are as follows:

Burma Citizenship Law (Pyithu Hluttaw Law No. 4 of 1982)

15. 	(a) A citizen shall not lose his citizenship merely by marriage to a
16.  A citizen who leaves the State permanently, or who acquired the
citizenship of or registers himself as the citizen of another country, or
who takes out a passport or a similar certificate of another country ceases
to be a citizen.

17.  The citizenship of a citizen by birth shall not be revoked, except in
the case of cessation of citizenship under section 16.  				

[Source: "Working People's Daily" Special Supplement, 16 October 1982]

Daw Suu has never had a British Passport

David A

At 06:28 21/11/98 -0800, Neil McDougall wrote:
>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?
>MYANPERSP@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> (Part I )
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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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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.