Jun 07, 2013

    I want to run for president, says Suu Kyi

    MYANMAR opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday declared her intention to run for president, calling for the country to share the fruits of its labour in dramatic reforms.

    Addressing the World Economic Forum on East Asia in the capital Naypyidaw, the 67-year-old Nobel Peace laureate appealed for amendment of the military-drafted Constitution, which prevents her from leading the country.

    "I want to run for president and I'm quite frank about it," the veteran democracy activist told delegates as she sets her sights on elections due to be held in 2015.

    "If I pretended that I didn't want to be president, I wouldn't be honest," she added.