Monday, April 2

With Aung San Suu Kyi in parliament, people are equally poor but happy

The victory of the National League for Democracy in a by-election to parliament of Burma (or Myanmar) is a sign that people want a political change. Not that it makes any difference to the military regime that runs the country, which in 1990 overturned the victory of Suu Kyi and placed her under house arrest. But we hope this can be a starting point in a path of a normal political evolution, advancing from repression to corruption and leaving behind fear to embrace greed. And one day, when the remains of the budget are enough to people receive some education, the Burmese will finally be able to fulfill their dream of having a decent life.

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