Saturday 19 June 2010

Pray for Aung Sang Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

This courageous, peace-loving woman “celebrates” her 65th birthday today, locked in her dilapidated lakeside compound. She has spent 15 of the past 20 birthdays in confinement – the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Laureate.

Our Foreign Office is encouraging people from around the world to post birthday greetings on Facebook, which British diplomats have pledged to pass on to Suu Kyi's representatives.

There is no doubting the power of radio”– those are the words of Amnesty International – who this week launched a major new financial appeal to supply thousands of radios to the Burmese people.

There is no doubting the power of prayer either …

Pray for her – and for the oppressed nation of Burma.


  1. I cannot imagine anything more cruel. She is such a brave woman.

  2. Angela, I wanted to come and talk to you last night but I was too tired to make any sense! Just wanted to let you know that although there is lots of depair in Burma there is also plenty of hope. I know of quite a few Burmese young people who have got themselves out of Burma to attend Bible college and then go back to spread the Good News. They often have very inspiring stories to tell.

  3. Thank you - BOTH Elizabeths - but especially for your encouragement, ElizabethT. Once you are over your travel tiredness from India, we must get together and chat properly about Burma and other things!!


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