Suu Kyi Celebrates 69th Birthday

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Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates her birthday in Naypyidaw on Thursday. (Photo: NLD)

RANGOON— On her 69th birthday on Thursday, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters to pray for her and continue standing beside her during the country’s transition toward democracy.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) chairwoman, who was born in Rangoon in 1945, rarely makes birthday resolutions, saying that each year she is working toward the same goal.

“But on birthdays, I think it’s the time to glance back on what you have done in the past year. As a politician, I prefer to contemplate what I have done best for the country, rather than what I have gained personally,” she said in Naypyidaw.

“I wish you—my friends, colleagues, the NLD members and anyone who loves me—to enjoy wellbeing, and that you pray for me, and I urge you to keep supporting and walking with me on my ongoing political journey.”

Suu Kyi is currently in Naypyidaw to attend parliamentary meetings. On Thursday afternoon, she and other NLD lawmakers took a break to celebrate at the office of Parliament’s Rule of Law Committee, which she leads. They enjoyed a birthday cake, decorated in red like the NLD flag, and Suu Kyi invited other parliamentary staff members, including cleaners and gardeners, to join the festivities. One lawmaker from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) also attended.

Outside Parliament, her supporters in the capital marked the day by giving blood donations, a common tradition on holy days in Burma, and by attending literary talks. And at the NLD headquarters in Rangoon, party members made offerings to Buddhist monks and prayed for their leader’s good health.

A women’s group comprised of leading Burmese democracy activists released a statement on Thursday in support of Suu Kyi. The group, known as Women’s Political Action 2015, was formed to create an outlet for women’s voices in the upcoming 2015 election.

“We believe Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the most suitable candidate for the presidency at this time. We give our full support to her as our birthday present, and we will stand behind her political leadership,” the group said.

But before Suu Kyi can become president, she will need an even bigger present from Parliament, which still needs to vote on whether to amend an article in the Constitution that currently bars her from the post.

5 Responses to Suu Kyi Celebrates 69th Birthday

  1. ” A Very Happy Birth Day To You – Daw Aung SAan Suu Kyi ”

    Long Live Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

    We are with you in 2015 election.

    Constitution is man made, not God revealation.

    It can amend at any time – You will be our President

    After election of 2015, when NLD win landslide victory like 1990 election.

  2. Her father’s legacy is repeated in her life once again. Her father didn’t get a chance to become President but his sacrifice still serves us like an unbreakable pillar. Suu Kyi is about to go in the same road. No matter she becomes our fairy President or not, she is already our Queen oh Hearts. Happy Birthday Daw Suu.

  3. Happy birth day, Amay Su.
    I hope your dream for Burma will come true soon.

    You will be passing thought all barriers and thorns placed by enemy of peoples of Burma by love and support of Burmese peoples. Also we are praying for your health and safety as well.

    Thank you very much for thinking, scarifying, loving and caring to your fellow Burmese peoples with your heart.

    Long live Amay Su. We always love you and support you.

  4. ေမြးေန႔မွာ မဂၤလာအေပါင္းနဲ႔ ျပည့္စံုပါေစခင္ဗ်ား၊

    ျမင္ဘူးသမ ွ် ကမၻာ့ေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားရဲ့ ေမြးေန႔ကိတ္မုန္႔ထဲမွာေတာ့ အႀကီးတကာ့ အႀကီးဆံုးပါပဲဗ်ာ။ ကိတ္မုန္႔နံ႔ေတာင္ ႐ွဴခြင့္မရွိတဲ့ အင္မတန္ဆင္းရဲတဲ့ ျပည္သူေတြ ဒီေရအလား တိုးပြားေနခ်ိန္မွာ ဒါႀကီးကေတာ့ နည္းနည္းလြန္လြန္းတယ္ ထင္ပါတယ္။ အနားျပာ ခ႐ိုနီးတို႔၊ အပါးေတာ္ျမဲတို႔ကိုလဲ မသင့္ေတာ္တာေတြကို နည္းနည္းဂ႐ုစိုက္ၾကဖို႔ မွာထားတာ ေကာင္းမယ္ထင္ပါတယ္။

    ခုအခ်ိန္ကစၿပီး မျဖစ္ႏိုင္ေသးတဲ့ ေနရာေတြမွာ အင္အားကို မျဖဳန္းတီးပဲ မဲအျပတ္ႏိုင္ေရး နဲ႔ သမၼတေလာင္းအျဖစ္ ဒုတိယတန္းကလူကို ေရြးထားဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္းပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ အသင့္ေတာ္ဆံုးထင္တဲ့ သမၼတေလာင္းကေတာ့ သူရ ဦးတင္ဦးပါပဲ ခင္ဗ်ား။

    Happy Birthday to you, Daw Suu!!!

    This was the biggest birthday CAKE ever dedicated for any world’s leaders as I have remembered!! However, this size of too much luxury cake was not appropriate in a country where the number of poorest of the poor has been increasing ever without a chance, even, to smell that kind of cake in their lives.

    I’d like to suggest you not to waste energy in the wrong place for nothing, but to overwhelm election result next year and by choosing a candidate for presidency from the second line leaders. To my opinion, Thura U Tin U is most appropriate for the job.

  5. Dear Dr. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi….Minglar Ba! Happy Birthday! May you have many many happier ones to come! May you live long in good health. Oh You Precious Daughter of Burma and True Daughter of Founding Father of Burma, may God protect you from evil eyes, jealous people and their evil schemes and plots.

    I urge the Burmese people from east, west, north and south of the country and the Burmese military and civilian authorities in government to throw your wholehearted support behind the Daughter of Bogyoke Aung San and see to it that she becomes the President of the Golden Land!

    God bless you and crown you with success in your endeavor to lead Burma and serve the Burmese People.

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