Quotes from Aung San Suu Kyis Press Conference on Sunday:
I will continue participating in a political movement, whether the National League for Democracy party exists or is disbanded.
I am willing to talk with Snr-Gen Than Shwe.
It will be very good if I can discuss with him [Than Shwe] the issues I care about.
Ethnic conflict should be solved peacefully, not by military means.
The NLD is not a social welfare organization and it will remain a political organization.
I dont like either the new national flag or the previous flag.
A second Panglong Conference addressing the concerns of the 21st century is needed for national reconciliation.
I will get involved in politics by joining with the people.
I will cooperate with all democracy forces.
Im still youthful because of the demands of the cause. After we gain democracy, I will stay as an old lady.
I am a Burmese citizen and my security depends on the leaders of the nation.
Published Sunday, 14 November, 2010
Highlights of Aung San Suu Kyis Speech:
I will continue my efforts to bring about national reconciliation, and I need the support of our people, said Suu Kyi.
Ive always believed in national reconciliation. I believe in human rights and the rule of law, said Suu Kyi.
I have no grudge against my captors, said Suu Kyi.
Democracy is a system which allows the majority of people to guide a small group of people in power, Suu Kyi said.
If we want something, we must dare to do it, have the capacity to do it, and we have to be efficient in doing it, said Suu Kyi.
If we use our strength in the right way, nobody can break it, said Suu Kyi.
Politics is important for all people. Dont consider its not your affair, said Suu Kyi.
Courage means to work for what you believe with perseverance and to be strong and to have good will. Its not courageous to use ones physical strength and to shout loudly, said Suu Kyi.
Suu Kyi said she will work with all the people, including democratic forces, to achieve national reconciliation. I have no intention of going my own way, she said.
Suu Kyi avoided the sensitive topic of election vote fraud in her first public speech.
Published Sunday, 14 November, 2010
As she looked out at the sea of her supporters who had gathered to witness the moment of her release, hundreds of digital cameras and cell phones began snapping images of her. She was so struck by this display of the proliferation of modern technology that she couldn't help but comment on it when she made her first full speech at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters the next day.
Now Suu Kyi, whose power to attract huge crowds shows no signs of waninga testament to both her enduring appeal and the profound unpopularity of the ruling regimehas discovered a new way to reach an audience eager to catch her every word.
And it's not just the people who want to hear what she has to say. According to NLD officials, at least 300 media organizations from around the world are queuing for interviews with the Lady.
But it is clear that Suu Kyi is hoping modern technology will help her to reach out to her fellow citizens more effectively than she ever could through Burma's traditional media. Even before she was released, she said through her lawyer, Nyan Win, that she wanted to sign up for a Twitter account so she can tweet and keep in touch with the younger generation.
Moreover, when she looked out into the crowd on Saturday, she saw not only the latest digital gadgets, but also a lot of young faces.
I saw our new blood, our new generation, actively participating in the political process actively, she said in an interview with Radio Free Asia. And she knows that if she wants to keep this audience engaged, she will have to learn how to speak their language.
Long Cut Off, Suu Kyi Embraces a Brave New World