Suu Kyi ends standoff, takes oath

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi resolved a brewing conflict after she and her party agreed Monday to take a controversial oath and join Parliament on Wednesday, ending a two-week standoff.  She and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won 43 of 45 Parliament seats in history elections April 1. After more than 2 decades in prison, Suu Kyi refused to say the oath which has lawmakers vowing to “safeguard” the army-created constitution.  Suu Kyi pledged amendments to the document which has given inordinate power to Myanmar’s military.  This prevented Suu Kyi from attending Monday’s meeting between UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-Moon, who visited Myanmar to encourage democratization and reform.  


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