Thursday, October 10, 2013
Survey says... change the constitution (Myanmar/Burma)
According to the DVB, the National League conducted a survey of Karen and found that 95% of respondents supported amendments to the 2008 Constitution. In particular, respondents supported reducing the role of the military in parliament and allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to compete for the presidency. Of course, given that the survey was conducted by the NLD, one might be tempted to wonder if the results are biased. However, 95% is a pretty overwhelming response. It'd be interesting to see how these results compare with surveys of attitudes towards constitutional change amongst other ethnic groups in the country.