Myanmar parliament opens doors

The military-dominated assembly convened for the first time in two decades, after elections were held last November.

Myanmar has opened its first parliament in more than two decades, an event greeted with cautious optimism by opposition lawmakers despite the military’s tight management of the event.

Heavy security was in place when hundreds of uniformed soldiers and over 1,000 elected members of parliament gathered in Naypyitaw, Myanmar’s capital, for Monday’s opening.

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