Friday, 22 June 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi speech in Westminster Hall

This incredible lady who fought house arrest for 20 years spoke movingly of her peoples desire for the right to vote, for democracy and the effectiveness of proper international aid. A couple of her comments really struck a chord [she has both an amazing quiet but firm style of speaking, and a great speechwriter].
The right to a free and fair vote in an election, she said,"is born out of a passion and a hunger for something long denied"
Democracy, she described, "is a constant struggle for liberty, for a free press, an independent judiciary and the power of the people."
On people not exercising her right to vote she said: "politics is neither beneath is, nor above us, but part of us"