Suu Kyi welcomed with flowers and cheers in eastern Kayin state
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 00:31
Jan. 18 - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by thousands in the Kayin state Saturday, promoting constitutional change. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Thousands of Burmese welcomed the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar's Kayin state on Saturday as she emphasized the need for constitutional change.
It was her first trip to the eastern state since she was released from house arrest.
The trip is aimed at promoting constitutional change. Suu Kyi has said the current constitution stipulates that the President must have military experience, thus excluding women.
She emphasized that the change is important for stability, unity and democracy of the country.
The 2008 constitution also prevents 68-year-old Suu Kyi from running for the presidency in 2015 because it bans anyone who has children who are foreign citizens.
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