Letter from UK PM Cameron to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Please find the text of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s letter to Burmese leader Ang San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her 65th Birthday on June 19:

Dear Daw Aung San Suu Kyi ,

Today you will mark yet another birthday under house arrest – cut off from your children and your family.  My thoughts, and thoughts of so many people in Britain and across the world, will be with you and with the people of Burma.  The injustice of your continuing detention mirrors the injustice that the regime has inflicted on your country and your people for so many years.  Throughout that time, you have stood firm, at enormous personal cost, for the principles of liberty and justice.  You have become a powerful symbol of the strength of the human spirit.  Like my predecessor, I personally have long found your example deeply inspiring.  I want to assure you that as Prime Minister, I will maintain a close interest in Burma.  The British Government I lead will do all it can, both internationally, working through the United Nations, and bilaterally, to bring a brighter future for Burma and your people, in which they enjoy full human rights and true democracy.  I have never forgotten your own request: that we should use our liberty to help the Burmese people to obtain theirs.  I promise we will do everything we can to achieve that.

David Cameron


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