Aung San Suu Kyi takes seat in Myanmar's parliament for 1st time

xinhuanet.com 03-May-2012

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Aung San Suu Kyi (C), leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect signs to attend Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)

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YANGON, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon met with Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democrcy (NLD), for the first time at her lakeside residence here Tuesday, the last day of Ban's three-day offical visit to the country.

Ban hailed Suu Kyi's efforts to advance democracy in Myanmar, congratulating her for being elected as a parliamentarian and admiring her decision to prepare for parliament debut despite oath word issue.

 

YANGON, April 30 (Xinhua) -- All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) including its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the ongoing session of the parliament for the first time since the April 1 by-election on Wednesday, the party confirmed Monday.

 

NAY PYI TAW, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations agreed with Myanmar on Monday to provide the latter with technical assistance and help mobilize financial support for the country's first census since 1983.

 

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 Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect signs to attend Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)



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Aung San Suu Kyi (C), leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect swears in to Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)


 
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Aung San Suu Kyi (L, front), leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect swears in to Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)


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Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect signs to attend Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)


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Aung San Suu Kyi (C), leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) and parliament representative-elect swears in to Myanmar's parliament in Nay Pyi Taw, May 2, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi started to take seat in the parliament for the first time on Wednesday. (Xinhua/U Aung)