Democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi and the rest of her party’s newly elected politicians will not attend today’s opening session of Burma’s parliament because they object to wording in their oath of office which says they must “safeguard” the constitution, party officials said.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
WHEN Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from years of house arrest last week, memories flooded back of Nelson Mandela’s own release from Victor Verster prison and his triumphant walk to freedom. Dare we hope that Burma too might soon join the civilised nations of the world? The chances, unfortunately, are slim.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010