I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from house detention earlier today. While her release is a long time coming, there is still a lot of work ahead.
There are still approximately 2,100 political prisoners remaining in Myanmar. The Myanmar military government is scared of democracy, so they imprison those who want it. Rather than facing these prisoners in debates, the military government chose to arrest them in order to silence their voices.
Ms. Suu Kyi’s release is just the beginning. Let’s see the remaining 2,100 released, and let’s see an end to the military rule in Myanamar. Maybe just then, there might actually be a free election instead of the purported one the ruling military government claimed took place earlier this week.