Myanmar's Suu Kyi to chair parliamentary committee

Yangon:  Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been named chairman of a new parliamentary committee that is to monitor and help implement the rule of law under the country's new government.

Her appointment to head the "Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee" was announced on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi. Agencies

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former political prisoner was elected to parliament in April, a development that was hailed as proof of progress in the former military-run country.

The committee consists of 15 lawmakers including at least five from Kachin and Rakhine states and other ethnic areas that have been gripped by conflict.

Suu Kyi's party platform included three main objectives: to seek an end to ethnic conflicts, to try to achieve peace and rule of law and to amend the country's constitution.

AP


Updated Date: Aug 07, 2012 15:07 PM

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