Suu Kyi to take Myanmar parliament oath, ending deadlock
Aung San Suu Kyi's party has asked that the wording of an oath that lawmakers have to take be altered.
April 30th, 2012
03:32 AM ET

Suu Kyi to take Myanmar parliament oath, ending deadlock

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."

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  1. Good Morning Amerika!

    Myanmar! Makers of Bush/Cheney campaign buttons, shirts, and pins as they hammed it up with....Amerika!

    April 30, 2012 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Good Morning Amerika!

    Burma back then?

    April 30, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. The Jihad

    Man *abide* by Gods law? strange concept Mr. Spock.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. The Jihad

    And might they place their hand on? If nothing, then at least they're not being hypocrites such as Bush/Obama ect.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Do you mean he forgot to wrap his whopper?
    This isn't bobcat, and it isn't JIF, either.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    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.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |

    i like Suu Kyi Suu Kyi .... it's my favorite...

    April 30, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Mine is Suu Kyi Yaki...

    April 30, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©


      Oh no you didn't. Groan. LOL

      April 30, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, yes, I did!
      C'mon, that was wide open....!
      (I knew it was bad....I groaned when I was writing it!)

      April 30, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. J. Zeus™

    I certainly hope she can make the sort of differences her supporters hope for, but will not hold my breath.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Saga of Suu Kyi is inspiring indeed for the oppressed . Hope she succeeds as a law maker.
    Good morning @banasy@bobcat@JI-F.

    April 30, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Good morning, saywhat.

    April 30, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ banasy©

    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.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @bobcat (in a hat)© troll

    FYI bobcat (in a hat)© doesn't tell Q & A jokes. Good try though.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Good Morning saywhat.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Good morning, Rawr.

    April 30, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
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