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'Softer' Suu Kyi riles NLD

Now that 'The Lady' is sitting in parliament, many top delegates within the party are taking exception with what they view as her weakened stance on controversial issues, which they say ignores the principles upon which the group was founded

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Mon Mon Myat
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Prior to the opening of the National League for Democracy's first national congress in its 25-year history, a rumour was circulating that party leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be ousted by disgruntled NLD members. 

WHERE’S THE FIREBRAND?: National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the parliament building at Nay Pyi Taw. Many NLD hard-liners disagree with Mrs Suu Kyi less confrontational approach as MP.

Unlikely as that was to happen, the truth behind the rumour is that Mrs Suu Kyi's popularity and support are waning due to several factors, including her neutral stand on the ongoing conflict in Rakhine and Kachin states and the perception that she is showing favour to the military and their businessmen cronies.

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