Myanmar state television is expected Wednesday to broadcast for the first time an election campaign speech by the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but without a section that criticizes the country's civil liberties record.
In the speech, to be broadcast Wednesday evening on MRTV, Suu Kyi urges changes to the country's Constitution and respect for the rule of law, said Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).
The Myanmar election commission removed a passage from Suu Kyi's speech that criticized the previous situation in Myanmar concerning freedom of speech and access to information, Nyan Win said.
Suu Kyi and the NLD will participate in by-elections on April 1 after boycotting previous elections. She has been criss-crossing the country to attend election rallies.FULL STORY