18 June 2002
Much Respect, Aung San Suu Kyi
'I Respect and Thank Them Very Much,' says released Burmese opposition
leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of artists and activists like U2.
In a BBC interview by Ko Moe Aye, released Burmese opposition leader Suu
Kyi, is asked about U2, who dedicated their song Walk On to her.
Ko Moe Aye: Among the international community that supported you and the
NLD, you must have heard about the song written and sung in your honour by
the world famous U2 band. What message do you want to send to U2?
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: I am very thankful to U2 for the consideration they
have shown towards the Burmese people. I also admire them because I have
learned that they are also engaging in many other humanitarian activities.
Artistes like them are not only a credit to the arts but to mankind as well.
I respect and thank them very much.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said she has been able to move freely since her release
and has visited several UN projects and supports the humanitarian aid. Suu
Kyi added she saw " projects that greatly benefit the people". She
expressed her dissatisfaction with the slow release of political prisoners.
More on the campaign to free the people of Burma in our Hearts and Minds area