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Burma Suu Kyi to Boycott Parliament Khin Maung Win / AP Photo

Suu Kyi to Boycott Parliament

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her fellow Burmese opposition lawmakers will boycott Monday's historic Parliament opening, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced Friday. The NLD is unhappy about the wording of the swearing-in oath and wanted it changed from "safeguard" to "respect" the constitution, which was drawn up by military rulers. But authorities rejected the request, and the NLD will write to the presidential office to appeal.

April 20, 2012 6:48 AM