There is no hope for Myanmar’s democracy icon Suu Kyi to be president in Burma even her party dominated most of the parliamentary seats by wining 2015 election.
The result is come out after her third time meeting with commander-in-chief, Sn. Gen Min Aung Hlaing on Feb 24 and she will run the government from within the cabinet after a president was selected by the lawmakers at the end of March this year.
A well-known Burmese expert, Larry Jagan wrote in Bangkok Post that Suu Kyi will appoint a proxy president and she will be either the foreign minister or senior minister in the cabinet by referring seniors from her party NLD.
The military penciled constitution of Burma bars her personally from being president because she was married to a foreigner and her two sons are foreign nationals.
According to the sources from both sides who close to the negotiation process between Suu Kyi and Min Aung Hlain she told to him that she will not try to amend the constitution for at least two years.
In the article of Bangkok Post also stated that she told Min Aung Hlaing as everything else would be discussed after April when NLD form the new government.
It is also mentioned that Suu Kyi seriously consider the option of suspending the Article 59 (F) which prevented her from being nominated as presidential candidate for a thinking of not to challenge the constitution which may led toward a confrontation with the army.
The commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has consistently told Ms Suu Kyi at all three of their meetings since the elections, that the army considered itself the guardians of the constitution. Earlier this week he reiterated this position when he spoke at the staff training college in Shan State.
“The military are not opposed to Daw Suu becoming president, but not at this time,” said a former military officer to Bangkok Post. “She has to build trust with the army and in due course constitutional change could possible — perhaps in two years time,” he said.
“No one knows better than Daw Suu how far she can go with the military,” Janelle Saffin, a former Australian Labour MP and constitutional lawyer, who has been training the new crop of MPs in Nay Pyi Taw in parliamentary procedures.
The foreign minister is the only civilian minister on the council, along with the president, the vice-president and the speakers of the upper and lower houses of parliament, but they are outnumbered by six to five the military representatives.