What the Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Means

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Poi
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What the Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Means

Post by Poi » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:06 pm

Much like the citizens of Chile in 1990, the Burmese got tired of the military running and ruining their nation and they did something about it this year. The people voted, and Aung San Suu Kyi won (again) by a massive majority. The Burmese military who held power since the Allies pushed Japan out of Southeast Asia in World War II lost in almost every jurisdiction. That Burmese army in 1945 was led by Aung San Suu Kyi's father. But not for long, he was assassinated right after his election. Daw Suu and her mother fled and became refugees, ending up in England.

Daw Suu married Michael Aris in 1972 and had two children. For this 'sin' of marrying a non Burmese, she is being held out of the Presidency of her nation though she and her party won almost every district. Daw Suu also won a massive majority back in 1988, but the military just said 'no' to her popular and massive support. Her reward was house imprisonment for the next 16 years.

Here in the West, many of us activists rallied to her cause. Students and activists flocked to the Thai border to see if they could help with the hospital and the numerous refugee camps. These groups got to know the plight of the ethnic minorities along the Thai border. Many of these minorities -- like the Shan, Kachin, and Karen -- fought against the brutal regime that used child soldiers and raping of women as a state policies.

Full story: Huffington Post

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Re: What the Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Means

Post by Nyinway » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:21 am

I sincerely hope and pray this victory is a meaningful victory for all races of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar. If not, it will be just another show only.

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Re: What the Aung San Suu Kyi Victory Means

Post by Nyinway » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:22 pm

NLD new government
http://www.irrawaddy.com/burma/what-mig ... onomy.html

I am interested in the second vice president Chin national (Henry). Is he a Christian?

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