Thursday, November 15, 2012

14-11-2012 We don't have right to get anybody’s support: Suu Kyi

Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said she did not feel let down by India’s stance when the nation went soft on its stance on military junta rule, she said in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN.

Admitting that she did feel sad, she said, “We don’t have the right to feel let down. We don’t have the right to anybody’s support.”

The leader said she believed in the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and that the ‘Father of the Nation’ would have been very vocal in his disapproval of India’s stance.

“I don’t think we have a right to demand loyalty and support. We have to work towards it,” she added.

But is she confident that her country is implementing reforms in the right way?

“I am not aware that there is a proper structure to the reforms. Right not, it is very ad-hoc,” she said.

Ruing the lack of a structure in place for the reforms, she said, “There is too much emphasis on speed and not on thought.”

According to her, the first thing that her country needed quickly was an amendment to the constitution. She also said that unless the constitution was amended she could not become leader of Burma even if her party was elected in the election.

“No constitution should have been written with one person in mind,” Suu Kyi said, adding that it was because of the very same constitution that the military held sway over the government.