April 1, 2012

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...

... wins a seat in parliament in Myanmar.

"I feel like crying when I talk about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... It felt so good to vote for her party — only Daw Aung San Suu Kyi can save us from deep poverty.”


ricpic said...

Does everyone hock a loogie after getting out Daw Aung San Suu Kyi? Everyone but cultural sophisticates like Bob and Ann, that is?

Paco Wové said...

"only Daw Aung San Suu Kyi can save us from deep poverty."

It always depresses me to hear things like this. Congratulations are in order, considering what obstacles have been placed in her way - but still, she's now one member of a minority party, with a seat in the lower house of parliament. And now she's going to undo 50 years of mis-government all by herself?

paul a'barge said...


It is the military junta dictatorship that is behind the Myanmar name change.

If you want to support the fascists keep calling it Myanmar. If you value freedom, shove a stick in their eye and call it Burma.

lemondog said...


I always refer to the country as Burma!

@Paco, she is a symbol and at times you need symbols to keep alive courage and maintain sanity.

bagoh20 said...

I wish her luck to match her courage. She's gonna need it, and some body armor. That's like a gazelle winning a seat at the lion pride dinner. Gutsy lady.

Wince said...

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

First order of Parliamentary business: Simplify the candidates' names.

Election Night Special

"And so the Silly Party has taken Myanmar."

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coketown said...

"Help! Help! Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen into the well!"

edutcher said...

Be interesting to see how she does.

Unless you're a dictator, saving an economy is usually a lengthy process.

Steven said...

If the ruling government declares her the winner and seats her, that will be a distinct news story.

Mr. Forward said...

Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi hang on.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi hang on.

Suu Kyi lives in a very bad part of town.
And everybody, yeah, tries to put my Suu Kyi down.
Suu Kyi I don't care what your daddy do.
'Cause you know Suu Kyi, girl, I'm in love with you.

And so I sing out,
Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi hang on.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Suu Kyi hang on.

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