The Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that she would take a swearing-in oath at the country's parliament, apparently resolving an impasse that had been preventing her from taking up her seat in the legislature.
"I will go to the parliament because there is a demand of people who voted for me," Suu Kyi said after meeting with party members.
She and 42 other newly elected members of her party, the National League for Democracy, had been delaying their debuts in parliament because they objected to the wording of the oath they would have to take.
The NLD had asked authorities to amend the oath to say that parliamentarians will "abide by" the constitution rather than "protect" it. But the government of President Thein Sein didn't appear to show any sign of moving to accommodate the request.
Suu Kyi said Monday that she would "take an oath for the country and for the people."
Myanmar! Makers of Bush/Cheney campaign buttons, shirts, and pins as they hammed it up with....Amerika!
Burma back then?
Man *abide* by Gods law? strange concept Mr. Spock.
And might they place their hand on? If nothing, then at least they're not being hypocrites such as Bush/Obama ect.
Do you mean he forgot to wrap his whopper?
This isn't bobcat, and it isn't JIF, either.
I am glad that Aung San Suu Kyi took the oath...she can do no good for her country until she is an official member of Parliament.
Pick your battles.
i like Suu Kyi Suu Kyi .... it's my favorite...
Mine is Suu Kyi Yaki...
Oh no you didn't. Groan. LOL
Oh, yes, I did!
C'mon, that was wide open....!
(I knew it was bad....I groaned when I was writing it!)
I certainly hope she can make the sort of differences her supporters hope for, but will not hold my breath.
Saga of Suu Kyi is inspiring indeed for the oppressed . Hope she succeeds as a law maker.
Good morning @banasy@bobcat@JI-F.
Good morning, saywhat.
Thank you for being so attentive this morning. This is my first entry today.
BTW Good Morning to you. Hope you are doing well today.
@bobcat (in a hat)© troll
FYI bobcat (in a hat)© doesn't tell Q & A jokes. Good try though.
Good Morning saywhat.
Good morning, Rawr.
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