Saturday, June 19, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi’s desperate plea to the world

By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent, The Independent/UK, June 18, 2010
Aung San Suu Kyi's lakeside house in Rangoon where a fence was   erected last year
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s lakeside house in Rangoon where a fence was erected last year

As Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to celebrate her 65th birthday tomorrow, confined in the house in which she has spent most of the past two decades, a confidante of the Burmese opposition leader has made a simple but passionate appeal to those in the West to use their freedom to help his country achieve the same.

In a hand-written letter smuggled out of Burma and passed to The Independent, U Win Tin writes: “I want to repeat and echo her own words – ‘please use your liberty to promote ours’. I want to add more to it. Please bring more and more liberty to us, to our country, Burma. We are starving for it and we are waiting for someone or some institutions or some countries to bring it to us.”

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