Suu Kyi's 64th Birthday

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Celebrating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 64th Birthday...

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Suu Kyi's 64th Birthday

  1. 1. On Your 64 thSpecial Day from your world “sons and daughters” We celebrate with you
  2. 2. The people adore her. Everywhere she goes, they bedeck her with flowers –roses, jasmine, chrysanthemums… Terry McCarthy, reporting in The Independent, 2 May 1989 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  3. 3. quot;I can't meet you one by one, but I hope to meet you all in better days.quot;… Thanking foreign envoys at her 3rd Day trial, 20 May 2009 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  4. 4. I look upon these past 6 years as having been a chance to experience the kind of life that not many people have… At a press conference after her release in July 1995 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  5. 5. It is my aim, to help the people in Burma attain democracy without further violence or loss of life… Interview with the London Times, 29 August 1988 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  6. 6. Freedom from fear means; not just the removal of the oppression that causes fear in people’s minds, but a change in their mindset when confronted by oppression … Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  7. 7. The quintessential revolution should be: That the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction… of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation’s development Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  8. 8. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  9. 9. Without a revolution of the spirit, the forces which produced the iniquities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  10. 10. You shall know the truth And The truth shall set you free… Her favourite scripture, St John 8.32 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  11. 11. In fact one, could say that peace is life itself… Pre recorded by Debbie Stothard of ALTSEAN, disseminated by the NLD for Women of Burma Day in June 1999 on her 54th Birthday Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  12. 12. According to a number of psychologists, women are better able than men to cope with crisis situations … Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  13. 13. We should use this ability to bring about peace and progress to our country, and to better the condition of peoples the world over… Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  14. 14. There is a great need for our women of Burma to use their capabilities to bring democracy and human rights to our country… Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  15. 15. It is no longer possible even for housewives to keep out of politics, because politics has invaded the traditional domain of housewives… Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  16. 16. The root cause of upward spiralling commodity prices, greatly increased charges for electricity and rising costs of education and healthcare is a political one… Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  17. 17. Her personal wish that the new millennium bring with it; freedom from fear, and freedom from want… Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  18. 18. “It was interesting to see security officials craning to get a look at someone who is clearly still a major figure” … Mark Canning, UK Ambassador to Burma, on 3rd Day of her trial, 20May 2009 Jeg – Sydney Australia - 30 May’09
  19. 19. Once You were there, you know the way to return where you belong, they are all waiting for Suu Kyi now.

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