အီဂ်စ္ ဆႏၵျပသူမ်ား ကို ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ေထာက္ခံ
Burmese Democracy Leader Backs Egypt Protestors
DVB Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi told anti-regime protesters in Egypt on Tuesday that “we’re all with you”, as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Cairo.
In a live question and answer session on BBC World Service radio, the Nobel peace laureate, who has fought the military regime in Burma for decades, said she was “very interested” in the situation and urged protesters to stay strong
“It’s necessary to keep cool heads and strong hearts and not ever to lose hope and to keep on going,” she said, in response to a caller from Cairo who asked her advice as he faced a “very scary moment of transition” in Egypt.
She added: “And I would want you to know that we’re all with you – that people all over the world who want freedom, somehow or the other feel connected to other people who are struggling for freedom.”
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won a 1990 election in a landslide but the result was never recognised by Myanmar’s military regime and she has spent most of the past 20 years in detention. She was released from her latest period of house arrest in November, less than a week after a widely criticised election that cemented the military regime’s decades-long grip on power.
Continuing on Egypt, she said: “I think it’s normal that people should after some years get tired of authoritarian regimes. And I think what the Egyptian situation has proved is that people nowadays have much better means of getting in touch with each other and arranging mass public demonstrations such as they have done in Egypt.”