Rule of Law and Cessation of War Vital for a Prosperous Burma


Burmese human rights activists Aung San Suu Kyi today said two of the greatest needs of Burma are rule of law and a cessation to civil war.

Aung San Suu Kyi today met the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at Residence Rangoon in Burma.

“I welcome Secretary Clinton to my country and to my home. It’s, I think, a historical moment for both our countries because we hope that from this meeting, we will be able to proceed to us renewing the ties of friendship and understanding that bound our countries together since independence.”

– Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi

She said the Burmese people are so happy that Secretary Clinton had very good meetings at Nay Pyi Taw. She said the Burmese people are happy with the way in which the United States is engaging with them.

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Aung Sun Suu Kyi, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy at her home near Rangoon, Burma, 10 November, 2011.

– Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi

She said all hostilities must cease within the country as soon as possible. She added that when there are end to hostilities, it will build up ethnic harmony and peace and a union that is prosperous and stable.

She stressed that the rule of law is essential to prevent more political prisoners from appearing in Burma. She said there’s an expectation for prisoners to be released, and to ensure that no more are arrested in future for their beliefs.

“This is why we put so much emphasis on rule of law, and I am confident that the United States and our other friends will help us in our endeavors to bring rule of law to this country, and also in our endeavors to help our country to develop its educational and health facilities, which are the basic needs of all our peoples.”

– Aung San Suu Kyi

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