Shewe Aung reports in the Democratic Voice of Burma that Aung San Suu Kyi and the ’88 Generation’ continue to work for Constitutional change in Burma.
Under attack is Article 436. Article 436 is a clause under Chapter XII (Amendment of the Constitution). Basically it states that for there to be any amendments to the 2008 constitution, there must be a 75 percent majority. As 25 percent of parliamentary seats are reserved for the military any changes are unlikely.
Ko Jimmy, leader of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society explains:
‘To amend any of the articles in Constitution, Article 436 is the key,” he said. “Now, all the people in Burma, including ethnic people, are aiming towards democracy, ethnic equality and a federal union. Achieving these goals will be impossible without amending Article 436.’