Myanmar Military RegimeThe Myanmar military regime
Historical day in Myanmar: Opening of the new parliament, end of decades of military rule
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD) legislators were oath in Myanmar's parliamentary elections on Monday, with enough seat to elect the country's first democratic administration since the military took office in 1962. When the NLD won about 80 per cent of the votes in the historical poll in November, it catapulted them to rule as Myanmar after decade-long struggles in which many of its members were detained.
70-year-old - whose ancestor, independent protagonist General Aung San, was murdered in 1947 - lived 15 years under home detention after her administration won an office in 1990. However, the junta's new constitutional treaty means that the faction must divide with the military, which for years has often repressed the Nobel Peace Prize winner and her associates in brutal ways.
This first session of the NLD-dominated legislature is another move in Myanmar's long transitional period, which began with the elections and will continue until the NLD administration takes office in April, after the legislature elects a presidential one. "It is Myanmar's first popular-elected legislature in years," said Pyon Cho, who is now a legislator and served 20 years in prison as a member of the 88 Generation Students' Anti-Junta Group.
It is our obligation to fulfill our declaration and to transform the life of the peoples of this country." A NLD representative from the Bago district, U Min Oo, said Monday was very peculiar for him. Several new members appeared disorientated as they walked through the huge parliamentary buildings in the purpose-built capitol, secretly upraised by the regime in front of the paddy fields.
Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will be "over the president" and in full command of the administration, but the NLD has not stated how she will do so. Both Houses of the House will elect a Presidency candidates and military officers holding a fourth of the seat will also propose their own candidates.
Aung San Suu Kyi was held under home detention for 15 years after the Netherlands National Democratic Party (NLD) won an elections in 1990. We have never received recognition from the ruling in this referendum. The 51.5 million Myanmar citizens are expecting the National Liberation Front to put everything in order, from the completion of the transition of an economies affected by decade-long economic segregation to the pacification of states torn apart by racial wars.
"They(... the people) are hoping that any issue will be resolved when the NLD becomes a federal executive, FDI (foreign Direct Investment)," said Shwe Mann, the departing parliamentary president who is closely associated with Suu Kyi, although he was a former head of the Union Solidarity and Development Party associated with the regime.
"In order to master the challenge, they have to select the right person and put them in the right positions," said Shwe Mann. "That is my primary objective, because it will determine the achievement of your government." Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under fire over her stance on the prosecution of some one million Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
A spokesman for the NLD said that the Rohingya were not a topical issue soon after the poll. "puissimo, peacemaking, economic growth and reconstitution."