Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has said she is ready to serve as president if she receives public support.
Speaking on her arrival back in the country after a 17-day visit to the United States she also declared her party’s willingness to change the constitution to allow her to hold top office.
One clause she wants to review bars anyone whose parent, spouse or child enjoys the privileges of having dual nationality. Suu Kyi’s late husband was British and their two sons live outside Myanmar.
Her efforts to change the constitution could prove problematic. Some Buddist groups have criticised Suu Kyi for failing to back ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who clashed with minority Rohingya Muslims this summer. At least nine people died in violence which erupted along Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh.
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