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My theme this year is Burma AKA Myanmar. I used to live in Laos, so this was a return to Southeast Asia that I looked forward to. I spent a little over three weeks exploring this country, learning a bit about its culture: its history, religion, and language. I thought others might enjoy some of what I learned and see some of what I saw. So here we go. . .
Aung San Suu Kyi (K is pronounced Ch) is also called The Lady, and she’s the person so many Burmese are pinning their hopes on. If there are elections next year, they want her name on the ballot. Unfortunately, that’s probably not going to happen. It would require that the constitution be re-written. The current government seems to have added something aimed especially at Aung San Suu Kyi. No one married to a foreigner can run for the presidency, and she’s married to a Brit. Nicely convenient for the current regime that’s holding onto power with both hands as long as possible.
She has recently said she thinks she can be of better service to her country in other capacities. Let’s see what that will be.
The Lady is a film about this woman’s life. I haven’t seen it, but I’m hoping to soon. Anyone else seen it? If so, what did you think?
True or False: What do you know about Aung San Suu Kyi
T/F 1. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
T/F 2. She lived under house arrest from 1989 to 2010.
Answers tomorrow. 🙂
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