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Published on Monday, 24 December 2012 13:44
Aung San Suu Kyi seen as she arrived in Kyunsu Township on December 23 (Photo - EMG)
Chairperson of National League for Democracy party Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told the local people in Kyunsu Township on December 23 that she aims to become the President of Myanmar.
The Noble laureate made a trip to Tanintharyi, southern region of the country on Dec 22 and 23 to meet the local people in Myeik, Kawthoung and Kyunsu townships, and Kanmaw village.
“I would like to have ‘political power’. Only when I am in a position of authority , I would be able to help the country and people,” said Suu Kyi.
She also said that although the country is rich in natural resources, people are still living in poverty.
In her criticism to ‘cronies’, the 67-year-old said that only a handful of citizens are wealthy, and they should be shameful about that.
Citing the complaint letters of the locals, Suu Kyi said many people across the country are demanding ‘justice’, and they are encountering bullying behaviours of cronies and authorities due to the weakness in ‘rule of law’.
She also urged that public to speak out about their troubles.
Suu Kyi pledged that she will report the problems of people to the authorities concerned.
NLD won 43 seats being contested in the by-election in April 1 when NLD was competing in its first election since 1990. There are currently a total of 651 seats in the parliament.
Parliament upper house speaker Khin Aung Myint of Union Assembly assigned Suu Kyi to be a chairman of the Rule of Law and Stability Committee.
Myanmar’s Union Election Commission has promised 2015 General Election will be better than the previous ones.