Published in The Times on 3 May 2012

 

120503tt - Suu Kyi Takes Seat in Burmese Parliament


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Aung San Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest by Burma's Junta. In recent elections she was voted in as a member of the Burmese parliament. Her National League for Democracy won 43 of 45 seats  in the April 1 byelections. Initially she objected to the wording being used in the swearing-in ceremony but later dropped this demand. The question asked by Zapiro's cartoon - Will Suu Kyi be able to tame the Tiger?

 

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Aung San Suu Kyi

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Burma / Democracy movement / Myanmar / Parliamentary elections / Swearing-in / Tiger

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