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Good Quotations: Aung San Suu Kyi

“To achieve democracy we need to create a network, not just in our country, but around the world. I will try to do that. If you do nothing, you get nothing.”

— Dissident Aung San Suu Kyi pledges unflagging devotion to democracy in Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar) in last week’s speech after seven years of house arrest. The military junta in Burma asked the pro-democracy leader to refrain from making public appearances as a condition of her freedom, but she has opted to go ahead and make one after the other. She has said she bears no ill will against the illegitimate powers that be and has promised to work toward reconciliation with the military, which recently staged an election to gain control over a civilian parliament.

Godspeed, Aung!

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