Burma's opposition party has called for the repeal of a law that bans criticism of a convention to draft a new constitution.
An official with the National League for Democracy (Than Tun) told VOA the law must be repealed to allow people and political parties discuss the proposed constitution.
The law allows authorities to punish violators with prison terms of up to 20 years.
Burma's military government enacted the law in 1996, after the constitutional convention was adjourned. The convention is due to re-convene next month (on May 17th).
The National League for Democracy has called for the release of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the convention begins. Burma's military government has formally invited the opposition party to attend the convention.