Monday, April 02, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Wins Myanmar Elections

CNN reports that Aung San Suu Kyi's party The National League for Democracy has won at least 43 out of the 44 parliamentary seats that it contested in the southeast Asian country's parliamentary by-elections. This is a great win for this gutsy lady who had the gumption to defy prison, house arrest, and harassment by the military rulers of Myanmar. 

A consistent theme of Asian countries is how women have been in the front of democratic movements. There are those ladies who shared the Nobel Prize for Peace and at home there are Medha Patkar, Arundhati Roy, Irom Sharmila and the like. Kudos ladies for taking over when the men in your nations have been doing their best to succumb to authority. The Indian phrase is "choodiyan pehen ke ghar bait jao," meaning "wear bangles and sit at home."

This blog congratulates the lady and wish her all the very best.

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