Sunday, November 14, 2010

Liberation of The Stiver of Democracy

This new entry is solely is about Aung San Suu Kyi, the striver of democracy for Burma. As you know that on 13th of November 2010, she was released after almost 15 years out of 21 years from 1990. Frankly say that, release as a prisoner in her own home.

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi ?

Aung San Suu Kyi is a daughter of late Aung San, former of commander of the Burma Independence Army, and late Daw Khin Kyi, former senior nurse of Rangoon General Hospital. She is also a former National League for Democracy party and a achiever of a;

1. Rafto Human Right Prize in October 12th, 1990
2. Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by European Parliament
3. Peace Price by Norwegian Nobel Committee in October 14th, 1991
4. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India
5. International Simon Bolivar Prize by the Government of Venezuela

How did she been placed under house arrest ?

In September 24th, 1988, National League for Democracy was formed with Aung San Suu Kyi was the general-secretary. Their policy is non-violence and civil disobedience. Suu Kyi makes speech-making tour throughout country to large audiences in defying ban of more than four persons by the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC). SLORC was established by the military in September 18th, 1988.

Since that Suu Kyi was still continuing her campaign from January until July, despite harassment, arrests and killings by soldiers, Suu Kyi was prohibited from the election in February 17th, 1989. April 5th, 1989 was the climax towards her detention in her own home where Suu Kyi courageously walks toward rifles soldiers which aiming at her and by July 20th of the same year, she was placed under house arrest, without charge or trial. At November 13th , 2010, she was released.

"Malaysia yakin bahawa pembebasan tanpa bersyarat ke atas Aung San Suu Kyi akan meyumbang kepada usaha Burma untuk melakukan proses penyatuan yang akan memberi laluan kepada kestabilan, keamanan dan kemakmuran di dalam negara itu" kata Wisma Putra.

"Malaysia believes that the unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma will contribute to efforts to make the process of consolidation that will give way to stability, peace and prosperity in the country," quoted Wisma Putra.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard" ~ H.L. Mencken

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