Myanmar TV to broadcast Suu Kyi speech for 1st time
Aung San Suu Kyi and her campaign rallied on their way to parliament in February.
March 14th, 2012
02:32 AM ET

Myanmar TV to broadcast Suu Kyi speech for 1st time

Myanmar state television is expected Wednesday to broadcast for the first time an election campaign speech by the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but without a section that criticizes the country's civil liberties record.

In the speech, to be broadcast Wednesday evening on MRTV, Suu Kyi urges changes to the country's Constitution and respect for the rule of law, said Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

The Myanmar election commission removed a passage from Suu Kyi's speech that criticized the previous situation in Myanmar concerning freedom of speech and access to information, Nyan Win said.

Suu Kyi and the NLD will participate in by-elections on April 1 after boycotting previous elections. She has been criss-crossing the country to attend election rallies.

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  1. Scottish Mama

    They are not really broadcasting her speech if they leave some out.

    March 14, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      GM, Mama.
      I don't hink they enjoy freedom of speech there, lol.
      I guess they thought a little creative editing was in order.

      March 14, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Myanmar seems to be making some progress. It seems like it was just the other day when Myanmar was producing 'Elect Bush/Cheney T-shirts and buttons. (illegally I might add)

    March 14, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    A drunk man was walking down the street one night, one foot on the curb, the other in the gutter. The police pull up next to him and say, We're going to have to take you in for public drunk. Yhe man says, Are you sure I'm drunk ? The cop says, Yes I'm sure. The drunk says, Thank god, I thought I was crippled.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Lol. Good one Bobcat. Seeing someone in a wheelchair does make for grateful.

    March 14, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Chill out dude. I said he was walking,not in a wheelchair. It's obvious your handicap is not being able to read.

      March 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    A drunk man in a wheelchair was walking-er-wheeling down the street one night, swerving dangerously in and out of traffic. The police pull up next to him and say, We're going to have to take you in for DUI. The man says, Are you sure I'm DUI? The cop says, Yes I'm sure. The drunk says, Thank god, I thought I was in an earthquake.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • and

      Now earthquakes are funny too. How heartless.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat) ©


    Looks like the PC police are on the prowl this AM.

    March 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Disaplinary

    @ bobcat (in a hat) ©
    Looks like your on the prowl to snapping at people.
    I think you owe him an opology. After all he wasn't rude. what's wrong with you?

    March 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @troll above, at least have the ability to spell disciplinary correctly.

      March 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©


      I humbly apologize that you feel that I owe an apology.

      Hello dazzle
      How are you on this fine day. I guess I'm obviously irritating some people today. What say you ?

      March 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan©

      @dazzle...and spell apology correctly as well!
      @bobcat...I'm enjoying your jokes!

      March 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah) the only people who get irritated are the ones who don't have the cojones to use their real name. Beautiful day in the SW with the promise of 80 degrees. How goes it?

      March 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @centexan, put your glasses on and read again, then you can issue an apology to me.

      March 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sofa King

      Dazzle is your real name? OK, and I'm really the Sofa King.

      March 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. CenTexan©

    @dazzle...I was talking about disaplinary misspelling apology.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Sofa King, a pleasure to meet you under this new name. Try getting off the sofa since it probably has a permanent indentation.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      CenTexan was adding apology to you list of misspellings!

      March 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • World Federation of Hemophilia

      Working From Home?

      March 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    Why don't we all just issue blanket "opologies" and start over. I am sincerely sorry for what I said about ______. It was not my intent to offend anyone with my comment about _____ . I will try to be less offensive in commenting about _____ in the future.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Well said BOMBO. I for one refuse to be PC every moment of every day. That's just not my style. It makes life to boring.

      March 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan© thoughts exactly! Everyone have a beautiful day!

      March 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      MAD-libs, BOMBO!
      Also as good as the Monty Python references.

      March 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ dazzle

    Yeah the weather is beautiful today. It sure is a nice change from that high humidity I deal with.
    I guess we're going to walk around the zoo today. It's senior discount day, so I guess I'll take advantage of it to go visit some relatives.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat (iah) have a fab day at the zoo and make sure you do get that senior discount. I am in agreement with you on the whole PC thing. Makes people some robotic and fake.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. High Hopes


    Look, Ma, parasols!


    March 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      That should be sound robotic.

      March 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes


      I wonder if their bullet-proof?


      March 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Disciplinary

    Sorry folks i woke up grauggy this morning, Thanks dazzle ©

    March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ? ? ?

    @ centex, put on your glasses dude, dazzle NEVER used the word apology in ANY posts, therefore SHE couldnt have spelled it wrong, ya moron! I suggest when you try to belittle someone, do yourself a service and get your fact straight first!!!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Disciplinary

    I am the one who needs to apologize to everyone here... LOL
    I didn't mean to start a thread about who misspelled what and add to anyones confusion.
    Just goes to show ya, sleep is essential! 🙂
    Sorry again folks

    March 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    TY @banasy and ???, for a bit I thought I turned blonde in Ca. After a nice drive across the desert and now back home, I'm glad to know that it wasn't me. LOL, LOL @Sofa King, your screen name has nothing to do with sofas. Good one, thanks for the amusement!!

    March 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It's all good, babes...!

      March 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |