Happy 2011: Text of Suu Kyi’s New Year Message
1 January 2011: The following is an unedited text of Aung San Suu Kyi’s message for the New Year. A copy of the original Burmese version is attached as a picture file. (Editor)
On studying my political life at the time of the New Year, I found out three periods – the period of my struggle for democracy and human rights for the people, the period of house arrest and the period after my release.
“In all these three periods, the great majority of people have come out in support of me as well as my aspirations and my struggles. These peoples include leaders of nations, leaders of religious denominations, Nobel laureates, United Nations, European Union,
Amnesty International, peoples of United States and many European countries and people of all nationalities in and out of our country.
“I would like to stress my deep gratitude to all these peoples.
“I am very happy to note that more enthusiastic and tremendous support has been shown to me by the people including youths on my release from detention this time. I shall relentlessly struggle for bringing about a wide-ranging political and social network for national reconciliation and re-emergence of genuine Union Spirit.
Allow me to call on all the people of the country to join with me in this task with renewed vigour. This is my message.”
The cause of democracy shall certainly prevail.
Aung San Suu Kyi