Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi travels outside Burma

Wisdom Quarterly
Daw Suu at a rally in Burma also called Myanmar (Wei Deng/Wei on the way/Flickr.com)
Heroine of Peace (nobelprize.org)
The Lady, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is a human rights success story. We have been agitating for her release and installation for years when it seemed hopeless.
She is a female Nelson Mandela, jailed for years only to rise -- perhaps by force of justice or skillful karma -- to lead a police state ruled by maleficent military men.
She is a female Dalai Lama, whom the dictatorship wanted to exile except that she would not leave. Had she left, like the current spiritual leader of Tibet, she would not have been allowed to return. (The 14th Dalai Lama faces the prospect of imprisonment, torture, or execution if he attempts to return to Tibet or China now).
It is a therefore a fantastic landmark that the Lady has again won elections, taken office, and is now venturing outside of the country as an emissary of state. She is visiting the neighboring Theravada Buddhist country of Thailand. And with her go the hearts of millions worldwide.

Where are the dictators? Headed by the Hitler figure, Gen. Than Shwe, they moved the capital from Rangoon to Nyapidaw. Having embezzled billions and mired the country in artificial poverty that Hillary Clinton and the US are only too happy to help them out of in exchange for billions in investment. The cost?
Stripping Burma of natural resources just as we are doing to other countries through war: Capitalism trumps war for effective strip mining. Will the ruling junta sell out the people? Of course! They have been trying to broker a deal in the land that inspired Nineteen Eighty-Four for decades.

Suu Kyi in first foreign trip in 24 years
The former political prisoner, who won a seat in parliament in historic April by-elections, is expected to meet the Thai prime minister, attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia, and meet Burmese communities during several days in the country. Speaking to AFP at Rangoon International Airport before her departure, Ms. Suu Kyi said she "didn't feel anything special" about the landmark foreign trip.

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