Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Chin State
28 December 2013: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is set to make a visit to Chin State in the first week of 2014.
The party says that the 68-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate will travel to Burma’s western state as planned from 6 January next year as she is well recovered from the operation on her foot.
She will fly from Rangoon to Kalaymyo in Sagaing Region where she is scheduled to meet with NLD executive members from Kalay, Kalewa and Mingin townships.
According to media reports, Suu Kyi will travel to Tedim and Falam townships of Chin State where she will be talking about issues related to the 2008 Constitution from 7 to 9 January.
She has said that her party will contest 2015 General Election and that the constitution has to be amended for there to be a fair election in the country in 2015.
Burma’s 2008 Constitution, unless amended, prevents Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president owing to her husband and children being ‘citizens of a foreign country’.
During her stay in Chin State, Suu Kyi is to meet with NLD members although detailed information about her programmes is still unavailable.
It will be the first in ten years since her visit to Chin State in 2003.#