Tsai Ing-wen, the former chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party, rented a theater and invited party members to watch a screening of “The Lady”, a movie that describes the life of Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Aung San Suu Kyi said that democracy means you can use your freedom to promote our freedom. This is a sentence that precisely describes Taiwan’s process of democracy,” said Tsai.
Former President Chen Shui-bian once said of Myanmar’s process of democracy there is no peace without compromise and moreover, he not only appreciated that Aung San Suu Kyi also expected incumbent President Ma Ying-jeou to maintain the peace between China and Taiwan.
Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, the leader of Myanmar’s democracy movement, resumed campaigning in the central city of Sagaing Sunday, a day after falling ill and cutting short a speech before a large and enthusiastic crowd.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate arrived at Mandalay airport early Saturday and spent more than four hours in a motorcade that crawled through streets lined with supporters.
“Please don’t push one another,” she said. “As I am feeling a bit dizzy, it looks like a huge wave from the stage when the people are pushing at one another. If you love me, don’t make me dizzy.”
Myanmar is moving away from decades of military rule under the leadership of President Thein Sein, who took office a year ago. Suu Kyi has devoted much of her life to a struggle against authoritarian rule. After two decades under house arrest, Suu Kyi announced last November that she would join the elections.