“Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say ‘That’s it.’ Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom.”- Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy might be coming to a close, Aung San Suu Kyi and her party are on the brink of making history.
She is the living symbol of Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy, she was a former political prisoner who is leading her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party to a resounding victory. This is the first freely held national elections Mayanmar has faced in 25years.
Many believe the elections will bring an end to decades of military rule. Aung San Suu Kyi has set a deadline of next week for talks with Burma’s president and powerful army chief, as the scale of the opposition’s staggering election victory becomes clear.
Ms Suu Kyi moved quickly to seize the initiative in dealings with the generals who ruled the country also known as Myanmar for five decades and detained her under house arrest for 15 years.
She called for talks on “national reconciliation” to discuss the handover of power before the new government takes office next year.
Source: Daily Telegraph