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Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi's 65th birthday
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    Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi's 65th birthday

    Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi's 65th birthday
    By Subhatra Bhumiprabhas
    Special to The Nation
    Published on June 19, 2010

    Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's 65th birthday today.

    Suu Kyi has spent 14 years altogether as a political prisoner under house arrest in Rangoon.

    "The only way there can be peace in Burma is through national reconciliation and the democratic system. We need dialogue and a review of the 2008 constitution. But there will be no national reconciliation in Burma as long as there are political prisoners," Lae Lae Nwe said at a book launch for "Burma Women's Voices for Peace", hosted by publisher Altsean-Burma at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand.

    The book is being published to celebrate Suu Kyi's birthday, which has also been named "Women of Burma Day".

    Lae Lae Nwe is a former political prisoner. She fled to the Thai-Burmese border after serving four years in Rangoon's Insein Prison and contributed her prison experiences to the book, which is a collection of stories and poems written by Burmese women about their experiences as refugees, human-rights activists, migrant workers and political prisoners.

    "The regime has tried to make political prisoners suffer," she said.

    Lway Aye Nang of the Women's League of Burma has urged the international community not to endorse this year's election, because 2,157 political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi and 177 other women, are being held throughout the country in barbaric conditions.

    More: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home...-30131930.html

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    Re: Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi's 65th birthday

    HI

    I wish Suu Kyi a happy and blessed birthday.

    with Burma's vast resource's and natual beauty
    it could easly become a major player in SE Asian economy

    if it had a fair and balanced government instead of the dark age politics
    it has wallowed in for the last 20 yrs.

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    Re: Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi's 65th birthday

    Happy birthday Suu Kyi, and may all those who perish while fighting for peace in Burma rest in peace. May all those who have suffered and are suffering oppression in Burma and anywhere else soon regain their basic rights as a fellow human being worthy of loving and being loved...
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
    If you don't sleep the midges will go for your eyes and pollen will fall on the cradle....Sleep, close your eyes...
    - Isaan folksong, from "The Price of a Life" (Onkom, 1997)

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