Friday, October 25, 2013
Shwe Mann supports opponent for president (Myanmar/Burma
Well, from a certain point of view. According to The Irrawaddy, Speaker Thura Shwe Mann has announced that he supports changing § 59F of the 2008 Constitution to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to be a candidate for president. Oddly enough, Shwe Mann himself also wants that job. Could this be an attempt by Shwe Mann to keep his hands clean in case the constitutional reforms do not allow his greatest potential challenger to complete in 2015?