Thursday, June 2, 2011

ျမန္မာျပည္သူလူထုေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုႀကည္က တရုတ္ျပည္သူျပည္သားေတြကို ေျပာဆိုတိုက္တြန္းမွဳ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

Burmese Dissident Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Openness in China

In an online videoconference Monday, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed an audience at Hong Kong University. Suu Kyi's rare public appearance comes in the midst of the Chinese regime's wave of crackdowns on dissidents and protesters.

She urged the Chinese regime to change and open up politically.

[Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader]:

"China is a great country; the Chinese people are a great people with a marvelous and long history behind them. You can afford to take more steps, you can afford to be daring, you can afford to allow room for all kinds of opinions. "

The regimes of both China and Suu Kyi's native Burma are relentless when it comes to dealing with dissidents. And both countries have people who struggle for political freedom. She encouraged these people to hold onto their beliefs.

[Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader]:

"My message to all those who are imprisoned, in some way or the other, for their belief, I would like to say to them: 'You must keep faith with yourself.' That's the most important thing. If you cannot keep faith with yourself, you will not be able to live a full and peaceful life and a life of inner peace. So you have to keep faith with yourself."

Suu Kyi's comments come just a few days before the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. In a similar but less-well known incident, the Burmese military had brutally crushed a student-led protest the year before.

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