Friday, June 18, 2010

Burmese young Bloggers: Meaningful & happy Birthday Wish for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese young Bloggers: Meaningful & happy Birthday Wish for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

This is a wonderful occasion because the respected organizations and all communites such as Amnesty International is celebrating the 65th birthday of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. At the same time, we pay special respect to the architect of Burma’s independence, our great national leader General Aung San, and to Daw Khin Kyi, for raising our legitimate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The name ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’, along with the terms ‘peace’, ‘democracy’, and ‘human rights’, has been rooted deeply and admirably in the hearts of Burmese people and world peace-makers for more than two decades. Her brilliant works, noble mind, and strong courage have made her popular and highly-regarded in Burma and around the world. We feel great sorrow whenever we think that the birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be celebrated freely in her motherland. It is a great disgrace in the civilized world to realize that a Nobel Peace Laureate has been without basic liberties for over two decades. It exemplifies the struggle between those working to create a peaceful society, and, on the other hand, the many dictators and those who oppose peace for their own selfish benefit. They make great obstacles on the road to peace, democracy, and human rights. Moreover, they make a challenge for all civilized societies. So, we all must strive the best for peace, democracy, and human rights.

Since General Ne Win’s coup in 1962, all peace, democracy, and human rights have effectively been destroyed in Burma as the country has been governed by a repressive military dictatorship. From 1962 to the present day, hundreds of thousands—possibly millions—of Burmese people, including monks, students, workers, and peasants, have lost their lives or properties. However, there are many brave leaders, heroes and activists who are not afraid to face and criticize the military dictators. Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is one such leader, and is a beacon of hope for peace, democracy, and human rights. For more than 20 years she has struggled continuously for democracy and human rights. She has also done her best to fearlessly demand that Burma’s military regime obey international law and respect human rights.

Burmese people began designating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday (June 19) as “Women of Burma” Day in 1997. She has a strong mindset of freedom from fear that is an inspiration to all. She not only has a strong mind, but also is able to motivate people around the world to struggle for peace and democracy.

Aung San Suu Kyi has developed her own marvelous political philosophy, and even under house arrest has been able to articulate her thoughts clearly. She has written that the only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Moreover, she has stated that, “It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” She knows and understand well the political culture and dictatorship culture. She has bravely expressed that, “The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.”

Currently, there are more than 2,400 political prisoners and human rights activists being persecuted and imprisoned unfairly by Burma’s military junta. This shows clearly that the military dictators are a threat and challenge to democracy and human rights. We who will never stop working for democracy and human rights wish a long life to our great leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and struggle for the day when she is free to celebrate her birthday freely and happily.

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