ex. Game, Music, Video, Photography

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

NAYPYITAW/YANGON - Myanmar's upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party's new administration.

Ngày đăng: 16 tháng 9, 2021
Cập nhật: 8 tháng 1, 2023
Lượt xem: 320096598
Nguồn: vnexpress

The bill creates the post of state counsellor and would allow the Nobel laureate to coordinate ministers and influence the executive.

It would help Suu Kyi circumvent a constitution written under the former junta that prevents her leading the country because her two sons are not Myanmar citizens.

Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest because of her push for democracy, has described those constitutional provisions as "silly" and said she would rule regardless after she led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to a landslide election victory in November.

Members of parliament from the military - who under the constitution hold a quarter of seats - opposed the NLD bill, describing it as unconstitutional. They said the state counsellor position concentrated too much power in the hands of one person and lacked checks and balances.

"The provisions in the bill are tantamount to meaning the state counsellor is equal to the president, which is contrary to the constitution," said Colonel Myint Swe, a military member of the upper house.

Some lawmakers suggested the Constitutional Tribunal should decide on the bill.

Despite military resistance, the bill passed and moved to the lower house for debate on Monday. The NLD has a majority in both houses so does not need military approval to pass bills.

Suu Kyi's party would need military approval to change the constitution: amendments require support of more than 75 percent of lawmakers.

'CONFRONTATIONS'

The constitution is the main bone of contention between Suu Kyi and the military, whose commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing, on Sunday stressed the need for the armed forces to remain a force in politics and warned against amending the charter quickly.

Some NLD lawmakers said the tussle over the state counsellor post would be the first of many between the military members of parliament and the government that took office on Wednesday.

"There will be confrontations between the NLD and military MPs in future," said Thiri Yadana, an upper house NLD lawmaker. "They have to agree to amend the constitution."

The role of state counsellor will add to the list of Suu Kyi's jobs - she is already foreign minister, education minister, energy minister, and minister of the president's office - and has renewed questions about her willingness to delegate power.

"It will be extremely hard to carry out these roles," said Richard Horsey, an independent political analyst in Yangon. "The sheer number of people that will want to meet with her will be difficult to manage."

She has a thin bench of experienced politicians. Her party fought for democracy for more than quarter of a century, but its members are novices in government.

NLD official Win Htein said Suu Kyi's roles would not be a burden and the counsellor position would allow her to "work more effectively".

The energy portfolio gives Suu Kyi oversight of oil and gas production, as well as responsibility for a decision on the $3.6 billion Myitsone Dam project, suspended in 2011. China has invested heavily in it and is keen to see it proceed.


Từ vựng liên quan

Tin tức liên quan

Vietnam to open National Space Museum in 2017
news 08/09/2021

Vietnam to open National Space Museum in 2017

news | 247426615

Boldly going where no Vietnamese has gone before.

 SeABank registers to list on HoSE
business 27/03/2021

SeABank registers to list on HoSE

companies | 108686646

SeABank has registered to list its shares on Vietnam’s main bourse Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE) following recent similar moves by local lenders.

 Why banks’ profits surged?
business 14/04/2021

Why banks’ profits surged?

industries | 187846629

Most banks reported a surge in profits in the first quarter as credit growth recovered and they temporarily stopped making provisions for bad debts.

Vietnamese fighter jet missing, one pilot has returned to the shore
news 09/09/2021

Vietnamese fighter jet missing, one pilot has returned to the shore

news | 261606603

One of the two Su-30 pilots has been rescued and transported safely back to the mainland in stable condition. Chances of finding the remaining pilot are "high".

Amateur footage captures cyclone tearing down Vietnam street
news 12/09/2021

Amateur footage captures cyclone tearing down Vietnam street

news | 299896607

Roofs were ripped off and buildings destroyed as Typhoon Mirinae battered Vietnam.

Vietnam, South Korea may buy Lockheed planes amid Chinese buildup
news 17/09/2021

Vietnam, South Korea may buy Lockheed planes amid Chinese buildup

news | 322286614

Vietnam and South Korea are looking seriously at buying refurbished Lockheed Martin Corp P-3 and S-3 maritime surveillance planes to counter China's military buildup and repeated North Korean missile launches, the company said.

 HalloQueen: Snug x Savage
travel-life 21/03/2021

HalloQueen: Snug x Savage

what-s-on | 19146659

Halloween celebration in Hanoi.

 Screening: Je fais le mort
travel-life 01/04/2021

Screening: Je fais le mort

what-s-on | 178086654

Institut Francais

 South Korea to train Korean language teachers for Vietnam, other countries
news 22/03/2021

South Korea to train Korean language teachers for Vietnam, other countries

news | 52236655

The Korean Ministry of Education will train more than 200 foreign teachers for Korean language elementary and intermediate courses this year, including in Vietnam.

Eating sea urchins in Khanh Hoa
travel-life 24/09/2021

Eating sea urchins in Khanh Hoa

travel-life | 337366608

Chubby, fleshy sea urchins are among the things to be loved in Khanh Hoa this October.

Chủ đề liên quan

Link Tài Trợ - Sponsored Links

Công Thức Vật Lý
Loading…