Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Exploration Six By Taylor Farneman
"However, it is my deepest hope that it will not be in the face of complete economic collapse that the regime will fall, but that the ruling junta my yet heed such appeals to basic humanity as that which the Nobel Committee has expressed in its award of this year's Prize." (Aung San Suu Kyi, The Revolution of Spirit(1991), Essay Connections 597). This passage is significant to me because it basically describes why Aung San Suu Kyi is receiving that Nobel Peace Prize for humane efforts to bring freedom and equality to the people of Myanmar. It also stands out to the oppressed people in Myanmar and to the government as well.
The current leader of Myanmar is President Thein Sein. He entered office Feb. 3, 2011, after the last dictator resigned from office and gave him the office and to become prime minister of Myanmar. Then last year in February, the parliament of Myanmar decided to put him in office as President of Myanmar. Since he just took power last year, he has transformed the country from a totalitarian state into a parliamentary democracy.
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