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Burmese Democracy Leader’s Message To Egypt …

  • February 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

burma-aung-pbs.jpgAng Sang Suu Kyi has given some words of encouragement to people in Egypt in revolt against the government there.

“It is normal that after some time people might get tired of an authoritarian regime”, she said.

The opposition leader in Myanmar, released from long periods of house detention by the military regime last November, said the Egyptian protestors should not lose heart, but “keep going”.

She was speaking on BBC radio, the British broadcasting service itself now under pressure from government, its world service facing over 500 job losses in a welter of budget cuts.

Ang Sang Suu Kyi, a passive celebrity while unfree, has begun edging into a more active public role.

Her political party, the National League for Democracy, has launched a campaign website, headed by a message from the party leader extolling the importance of good communication and human rights.

The release of Aung Sang Suu Kyi was welcomed by government leaders in Europe and elsewhere, who demanded assurances also that she should be able to participate fully in political life.


See EUAustralia Online
: “http://www.nldburma.org/”, 1.2.11; “Aung San Suu Kyi: What follows?”, 14.11.10.

In the unfolding situation in Egypt, hundreds of thousands of protestors have been mobilised in a drive to keep the street protests going in Cairo and other cities; a senior United States envoy is meeting the President, Hosni Mubarak, and for some 600 Australians believed to be in the country, many are set to leave today on a Qantas aircraft chartered by the Australian government, another flight likely on Thursday.

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