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Obama backs Aung San Suu Kyi's bid to change Myanmar's constitution

Nov 14, 2014    

Yangon: US President Barack Obama asked Myanmar today to hold "free, fair and inclusive" elections as he threw his weight behind a bid by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency. Obama held talks with fellow Nobel laureate Suu Kyi at her lakeside villa in Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon, after arriving from the capital Naypyidaw where he discussed the nation's troubled reform process with President Thein Sein. Speaking at a joint press conference he warned Myanmar's reforms since shedding outright military rule in 2011 were by...

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