Burma's national convention on writing a new constitution will resume its work before the end of this year.
A member of Burma's military leadership is quoted in local media as saying the groundwork for drafting Burma's new constitution is nearly complete and the process will soon resume.
State-run newspaper "The New Light of Myanmar" reports Lieutenant General Thein Sein said 15 chapters have been prepared for inclusion in a new constitution.
He spoke Saturday at a preparatory meeting in Naypyidaw, the new administrative capital of Burma.
Burma's military leadership crushed a pro-democracy movement in 1988 and refused to recognize an election victory by the opposition National League for Democracy. The party's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi remains under detention.
No date was given for the national convention to resume its work on the constitution. The convention last met in January.
Information for this report is provided by AP.