Myanmar army blocks bid to slash parliamentary power base

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 18:30

Amendment reducing military seats in Parliament over 15 years gained majority support, but missed 75 percent threshold.

Myanmar's military has quashed constitutional amendment proposals in Parliament that would have reduced the number of seats reserved for the army, in a vote pitting the armed forces against civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as elections loom.