Aung San Suu Kyi, the 65-year -old Burmese Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was released from house arrest on November 13, is in the heart of all the oppressed and impoverished people on the planet!
This graceful woman, who has used only the nonviolent resistance, has the courage to stand up to the generals who control Burma.
For 15 of the past 21 years, the military regime kept her locked up. But all these years in detention did not discourage her! She is just as determined to fight for the civil liberties of Burma's 50 million people.
She said, "My very top priority is for people to understand that they have the power to change things themselves."
Following the adoption of a new constitution by national referendum, Myanmar's military junta is set to organize multiparty elections in 2010: the first general election in Myanmar in twenty years!
One thing is certain: when the civilian government arrives in 2011, there will be no place in it for the First Lady. But Suu Kyi considers herself very lucky. She says, "In my life, I have been showered with kindness. More than love, I value kindness. Love comes and goes, but kindness remains."