Ousted And Outspoken: The Lady Taking On The Lady In Myanmar
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Mon 21st September 2020 | 10:10 AM
Yangon, Sept 21 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2020 ) :Booted from Aung San Suu Kyi's "chaotic and autocratic" party, one female MP is now taking on Myanmar's national heroine in the upcoming election, claiming the country needs to work with, not against, a military accused of genocide.
Voters are expected to return Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party to power at the November 8 polls -- only the second since the country emerged from decades of outright military rule -- but Thet Thet Khine is still hoping to make her mark.
But she has since fallen from grace.
"The NLD is no longer the solution for the country," she tells AFP at her Yangon mansion, decorated with neoclassical columns, chandeliers and gold-trimmed furniture.
"The way the party is run is very chaotic and very autocratic," she says, claiming loyalty is valued over competence, and that there is a culture of micro-management and an overriding fear of upsetting The Lady.
And, for many, Suu Kyi embodies the NLD.
Thet Thet Khine says speaking out publicly, has meant she and relatives have faced online abuse.