Myanmar Lawmakers Vote to Form Committee to Propose Changes to Constitution

Myanmar’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to form a committee to propose amendments to the constitution despite opposition from military lawmakers, who control a quarter of the seats in the legislature and whose political power would likely be eroded by changes to the existing charterThe proposal put forward by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party said lawmakers from all parties should be included in the committee.Military MP Brigadier General Maung Maung said lawmakers from the armed forces did not agree with the proposal.“We are not rejecting amendments, but rather the emergency proposal in question because it is not in line with parliamentary laws, bylaws, and procedures,” he said. “We'll have to discuss it among ourselves. 


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