Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, says it has made no progress in talks with the national Election Commission about controversial new campaign rules. NLD spokesman Nyan Win Thursday says that the rules are illegal. “No legislation has given authorization to anybody for this kind of instruction,” he said. “The second point is if they enforce this instruction it will be against the jurisdiction of the Union Parliament.”
The main point of contention is the “campaign limitation” imposed by the commission upon the candidates for the elections. The commission said only candidates themselves may organize public rallies.
Meanwhile, the NLD says it will join with other activist groups in the coming days to rally for changes to make it easier to amend the country’s constitution.