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Civil servants express high hopes now Suu Kyi is free

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – After Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from house arrest, Mizzima sought the opinions of public servants, including servicemen, in Naypyidaw, the seat of government and the new capital city. Here are a few of their responses:

first-assk-photo1sSenior officer at the Ministry of Energy

“My main feeling on her release is gladness. We expect she will do something for a change in our country after her release.”

Female officer from Immigration Department

“Her release is not only for our public servants, not only for her party, but also for the freedom of the whole country. We expect a lot of her. I trust her too.”

Officer at Military Hospital No. 2 in Naypyidaw

“For us, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the real public leader. I support her. I believe she is the only one who can make our country develop and progress. We shall welcome her if she visits Naypyidaw on either a personal visit or for any other purpose.

“Very young officers and Defence Services Academy (DSA) graduates are well trained and brainwashed. They see Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as the housewife of a foreigner, a stooge of foreign powers and the like. As for senior top brass in the armed forces, they have the attitude that a woman must not be a leader. That’s their attitude.

“Moreover, border region and city development departments and staff from the Home Affairs Ministry also said they welcomed her release but could not praise her and express their feelings openly and freely.”

Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 November 2010 01:39 )  

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