Saturday, 7 July 2012

Suu Kyi: Democracy must be in the power of the people

Friday 15 June 2012, 15:39 clock, clock 19:09 Updated
For 24 years, Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was no longer in Europe. Now she has the freedom to pass and return. In an interview with the Western Swiss television RTS she says, where it derives its power - and why they shy away from comparisons with Nelson Mandela.

Interview with Aung San Suu Kyi (English)

Suu Kyi has been working the late '80s and for the non-violent democratization of their country. So far, she leaned out of fear, no longer allowed to enter Burma, a number of ways from, to go abroad. But now the 66 year old on a European tour. Your first stop took them to Switzerland.
Around the world, Burma's parliament for their physical and mental strength is admired. The secret lies in their belief and the knowledge of good friends, as explained in an interview with Suu Kyi RTS journalist Darius Rochebin. At the moment she got back her passport and thus their freedom, she recalls, but not exactly - it has picked up the document does not own.
Suu Kyi: The most important thing is the people

Suu Kyi would not be compared with the anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela and other advocates of freedom. Yet she was always very inspired by the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, she says. She was under house arrest, was released as Nelson Mandela, when he also was later elected president. "I've got everything out over the radio. In many ways I identify with the struggle for freedom, as it happened in South Africa. "
Suu Kyi says that there are several things that could be done for Burma. The most important thing, however, that it solely about going, what they could do for the people of Burma - not for the government or politics. Democracy must be protected and are the power of the people. They should not be dependent on a particular group or party, urged the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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