1. Jack says

    This really is the best news I’ve heard since the year started – an overwhelmingly joyous occasion and a true sign of hope for our brothers and sisters in Myanmar :)
    3 cheers!!

  2. uffda says

    JACK – Ditto. This is one of the great ladies and victories (if it holds up) in our time. Very thrilled for this fine woman.

  3. Mike says

    Anyone familiar with the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Chee) can not help but admire what she has meant to Burma and the world in her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. This Nobel prize laureate, who was not even permitted to go to the ceremonies and then return to Burma continues to demonstrate the absolute best of the human spirit!

  4. cwm says

    With such a huge parliamentary majority–and given Suu Kyi’s national and international stature–one could easily conclude this result would make her the de facto leader of the country. I recognize the actual situation may be enormously complex (and far beyond my limited knowledge). Still it’s a promising sign, putting it mildly.