Press Release
November 14, 2010

Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

"I join the world today in hailing the release of Myanmar's democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi. Her hard-fought freedom must be celebrated as a victory for democracy, whose ideals she has bravely championed and for whom she has gained the admiration and respect of all peace-loving nations."

"It is hoped that her release brings with it all recognized rights of persons in liberty - the freedom to engage in her work to strengthen political institutions in her country. Her call for us to 'work together in unison' is an inspiration for the Philippines, which faces common challenges with Myanmar in the pursuit of meaningful development."

"Flaws noted by international observers in Myanmar's recent election may perhaps rouse us that we all need to do our part in helping nations become practicing democracies - the kind that works better for development.

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