Myanmar Adopts New Pro-Military Constitution

May 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/DPA

Myanmar Thursday adopted a new constitution that guarantees military control over future elected governments after a heavily-criticised national referendum approved the charter with a more than 90 percent vote in its favour. State television announced the new constitution, which took 14 years to draft, was approved by Senior General Than Shwe, who heads the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), as Myanmar’s junta styled itself.