Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ends oath dispute
Myanmar President Thein Sein (R) holds a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the president’s residence in Naypyidaw on April 30.Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed yesterday to end a boycott of Parliament and swear an oath to protect the constitution that it had resisted, party officials said, as U.N.
Secretary General has called on president and opposition leader to work as partners on a path to change, in his landmark visit to the country.
Officials in her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said they could attend arliament from tomorrow. “As a gesture of respect to the desires of the people and in consideration of the requests made by lawmakers from democratic parties and independent lawmakers, we have decided to attend the parliament,” Suu Kyi told reporters after a party meeting, Reuters reported.
Suu Kyi said she had to meet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Yangon today. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed Suu Kyi’s announcement during a trip to the capital, Naypyitaw. “Leaders should work in the long-term interests of the nation,” he told reporters shortly after becoming the first foreign dignitary to address the fledgling Parliament.