It is likely to take at least a year until constitutional change can be achieved, a National League for Democracy spokesperson says, rejecting speculation that the current parliament would agree to amend section 59(f) to allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to become president after her landslide election victory.
Strike-hit Han Jen garment factory has flouted an order from local labour officials to take back workers it fired for striking.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy seems on track for a repeat of its 1990 landslide election victory, with results from about 30 percent of all seats officially declared last night.
Vote counting in the country’s biggest township, Yangon Region’s Hlaing Tharyar, will continue into a third day because of the task of collating results from so many polling stations, election commission officials said last night.
First and unofficial results reported late last night from some of the 40,000 polling stations across Myanmar led to celebrations in Yangon by supporters of the National League for Democracy, although the scale of the opposition party’s hoped-for victory may remain in doubt for days to come.
It was the moment many had waited decades for. “NLD must win, NLD must win,” thousands of people stood and shouted at the tops of their voices outside the headquarters of the National League for Democracy, soaked by heavy rain, after polling stations closed yesterday.