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Aung San Suu Kyi: The Lady to Command Generals

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Lady to Command Generals
Myanmar opposition leader and Noble Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi led her party to a landslide victory in a historic election which accelerated the process of dismantling a half-century military rule.

Myanmar has been moving towards a more liberal-democratic model ever since the general election of 2010, and true to their word, the generals running the country not only respected the vote, but allowed it to pass without incident. While the National League for Democracy did win the majority of votes, Suu Kyi is still prohibited from being president due to a constitutional clause against candidates with foreign passport-holding children, but that didn’t stop her from earlier promising to be – quote – “above the president”, which would be a major violation of the law.

Because the decades-long Color Revolutionary has finally gained her long-sought-after political victory and is poised to take Myanmar in an absolutely unprecedented direction, Aung San Suu Kyi is our Person in the News this week.

Mahbub Morshed from The Daily Star, Bangladesh’s leading English daily (Dhaka) and Brian Yeung, editor and contributor to English and Chinese media in Hong Kong shared their perspectives.

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