Aung San Suu Kyi urges Scandinavian countries to put pressure on Myanmar’s Generals

Aung San Suu Kyi // Photo: Claude TRUONG-NGOC @ WikiCommons

Aung San Suu Kyi // Photo: Claude TRUONG-NGOC @ WikiCommons

Three years after the regime in Myanmar opened up for reforms and democratic development, the country’s iconic opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi says that the reform process has almost come to a halt.

In an interview with the Danish national broadcaster DR, she urges Scandinavian politicians not to be blinded by the economic opurtunities in the country and put a pressure on Myanmar’s generals.

“We have always appreciated the support from Denmark and the Scandinavian countries in the battle for democracy and freedom here in this country. But now we will ask you to, once again, keep a close eye on the development and not to be too optimistic,” Aung San Suu Kyi said to DR.

Some of the biggest investors from Scandinavian countries are Danish brewer Carlsberg that is building a DKK 400 million brewery in Myanmar and Norwegian telecom Telenor that has a self-proclaimed goal to become market leader in the country.

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