Burma's main opposition party says it is considering a boycotting the start of next week's parliament session because of its objection to the wording of the constitutional oath of office. Danielle Bernstein reports.
The National League for Democracy party secretary Nyan Win told reporters Friday he is still not sure if the party's 43 newly-elected parliamentarians, including its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, would agree to take their oaths in parliament on time. Nyan Win traveled to Naypyitaw on Thursday to submit a request that the oath be amended. The following day he informed reporters at a news conference that officials said his request was deemed unnecessary. If the NLD does not take the oath during the parliament's opening session on Monday, they may be forced to sit-out the entire session which could last several months. Danielle Bernstein, VOA News, Bangkok.
周五，全国民主联盟的书记年温告诉记者，他仍未确认党内包括领导人昂山素季在内的43名新当选议员，是否会同意准时参加议会宣誓。周四，年温到达奈比多， 提交修改誓词的申请。随后的一天，他在新闻发布会上告知记者，官方认为他的要求是多余的。如果周一的议会开幕会议期间，全国民主联盟仍拒绝宣誓，他们很可 能被迫缺席持续数月的全体会议。这里是VOA新闻，Danielle Bernstein曼谷报道。