Soldiers shouldn't be in government, says Suu Ky

Soldiers shouldn't be in government, says Suu Ky

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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