Aung San Suu Kyi says she will call the shots in new Myanmar government

Aung San Suu Kyi says she will call the shots in new Myanmar government

Aung San Suu Kyi says she will call the shots in new Myanmar government

Written by Staff Writer

11 Nov, 2015 | 10:26 am

Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi made it clear yesterday, that she was ready to defy the powerful military’s attempts to clip her wings, as fresh results from Sunday’s historic election showed her party heading for a resounding win.

In an interview with Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia yesterday, the Nobel peace laureate said that she will be the one making the decisions, irrespective of who was appointed president by the newly elected house of parliament.

“Simply that, above the president, I make all the decisions because I’m the leader of the winning party and the president will be one whom we will choose just in order to make the requirements of the constitution,” she said.

“No. You have to understand this perfectly well that he will have no authority, that he will act in accordance with the decisions of the party,” she said.

“That is the only way to do it, because in any democratic country, it’s the leader of the winning party who becomes the leader of the government and if this constitution doesn’t allow it, then we’ll have to make arrangements so that we can proceed along usual democratic lines,” she added.

-Reuters

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