Myanmar's Suu Kyi: from prisoner to would-be lawmaker




 
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: from prisoner to would-be lawmaker
 
March 29th, 2012  
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: from prisoner to would-be lawmaker
(Reuters) - Aung San Suu Kyi, the long-time standard-bearer for democracy in Myanmar, is taking a leap of faith in running for parliament on Sunday, opting to enter a political system crafted and run by the soldiers who kept her locked up for a total of 15 years. Her party's participation in this weekend's by-elections marks a change of heart for the Nobel Peace Prize winner who repeatedly rebuffed the military's attempts to bring her into a political apparatus in which it dictated the terms. ...




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