Friday, May 26, 2006

Good news if this happens

From Yahoo News-
YANGON, Myanmar - Hopes ran high among supporters of detained Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi that she would be released when her house arrest order expires Saturday, and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to the ruling junta's chief "to do the right thing."

Aung Sun Suu Kyi has been a personal interest of mine for the last few years. She is a truly inspirational person and I hope that the ruling party will release her, although I fear that even if they do it will be short lived. She is not the type to cower or capitulate to oppression just as her father was not, so I expect that even if she is given freedom it will quickly be taken away from her once it looks like she will speak to the public again. I hope that these people finally get control of their country.


Gyuss Baaltar said...

Any time I begin to think of myself as "brave", I remember people like Aung Sun Suu Kyi. I can talk a good talk, but really, could I ever stand up for my principles as well as she and others have?

Dagromm said...

I know what you mean. It's an easy thing to conceptualize when your sitting in your comfy living room and in fact she could have left a number of times. The truth is she knows that if she ever left that she would never be allowed back in. She has been seperated from her husband and children for years because of her commitment to do what's right. truly remarkable