Suu Kyi joins parliament

May 03, 2012, 07:51 IST | Agencies

Aung San Suu Kyi has entered the Burmese parliament to take the oath of office and her seat as an elected member, ushering in a historic new political era after years of oppressive military rule.

The woman who led a nearly quarter of a century struggle for democracy in Myanmar had originally refused to take an oath to “safeguard” the constitution, because her National League for Democracy (NLD) wanted the document amended to reduce the military’s dominance. Asked as she walked toward the chamber if this marked an important day for Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi said, “I think only time will tell.” 

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