SOLDIERS should not be in government, Myanmar's democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said.
Instead, Myanmar should change its Constitution to have a professional army, as in Britain, which is "well looked after by a civilian government and loved by its people".
"It's not that I want the leo-pard to change its spots. I just want the leopard to stay very beautiful and dignified in the jungle," she said of the military, half in jest.
She was answering a question on whether, given the military's tendency to claim power by force, a leopard can change its spots, during a lecture at Singapore Management University yesterday.
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