Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest

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    Nov 13, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    The Burmese political activist and icon Aung Saan Suu Kyi has been released from her seven year stint under house arrest. The release comes after elections which inaugurated Burma's new government, which is a civilian one.

    Despite the transition of power from the military to the civilians, the military retains significant control over Burma's Congressional body and the former dictator, General Than Shwe, is now Prime Minister. Many regard the elections as tainted with low voter turnout and corruption/intimidation.

    It remains unclear how Aung Saan Suu Kyi will use this newfound freedom, as her political party the NLD refused to participate in these elections and her own future standing as a candidate may be denied.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11749661
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    Nov 14, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Let us hope that it is for good this time.

    Thanks for posting this---sometimes I think people on this site are too myopic to see what is truly important :-/
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    Nov 14, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    It is a hopeful sign. She has asked to meet with the new government - we will see if that meeting happens.

    It is important they know the world is watching.
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    Nov 20, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    After her release from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has made repeated calls for change and peaceful revolution/protest to the injustices and undemocratic practices of the current Burmese government. While she has sought to strike a conciliatory tone, the Burmese government has reacted harshly to her visiting an HIV/AIDs clinic in Rangoon, the capital.icon_evil.gif

    The clinic itself is run by leadership associated with the NLD, Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11795789
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    Nov 22, 2010 11:57 AM GMT
    It was a good morning , when i turned on the News and saw this!


    very good icon_smile.gif