Myanmar opposition dismisses legitimacy of constitution talks Michael Sung at 11:31 AM ET
[JURIST] Six opposition members and former constitutional delegates have criticized the efforts of the military government of Myanmar to reconvene negotiations on a new constitution [JURIST news archive]. The six accused the military junta Sunday of handpicking most of the delegates to the country's National Convention to ensure it remains in power. Khun Myint Tun, a National League for Democracy (NLD) [Wikipedia backgrounder] member and former delegate who fled to Thailand to boycott the convention, says that only 12 delegates were democratically elected members of parliament. Another delegate said he was forced to participate by the military regime to "represent" farmers despite being a teacher with no knowledge of farming or the law.
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