The magic of Gandhi is that his actions and ideas on how to fight injustice or spearhead change are universal and still relevant today, says K Kesavapany.
Stephen Tan Ban Cheng pays tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi and explains why this woman of courage richly deserves the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded.
“If I am asked why I am fighting for democracy in Burma, it is because I believe that democratic institutions and practices are necessary for the guarantee of human rights,” says Aung San Suu Kyi.
The military regime clearly aims to continue to grip onto power and shows no real intention to build a genuine democracy, observes John Smith Thang.
Last night, 16 refugees were arrested during a special celebration of Burma’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64 birthday celebration at Taman Jaya, reports Suaram, which calls for their immediate release.
Yesterday was Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday but this occasion was not celebrated by her or the people of Burma. All the people of Burma were waiting for her release at the end of May 2009 – the day that would bring about change to the future of the people of Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi was going to have power but Burma’s military junta would never allow this to happen in order to sustain its power. Despite her release, she was arrested again and faces five to seven years imprisonment, observes Merhrom.
To mark Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday today, a string of Malaysian civil society groups has issued a demand for the immediate and unconditional release of the freedom fighter and all other political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Burma.
The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) strongly condemns the recent arrest of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the military regime. Her house arrest will be extended another five to seven years after a journalist from the United States of America sneaked into her house to interview her.