TODAYonline | Commentary | An activist’s mixed feelings over Suu Kyi’s win

TODAYonline | Commentary | An activist’s mixed feelings over Suu Kyi’s win.

I have dreamed for many years of seeing Ms Aung San Suu Kyi elected to Parliament and watching thousands of people celebrating in the streets. Yet, while Monday’s scenes made me happy, I also felt a strange emptiness inside.

We always expected that Ms Suu Kyi being allowed to take a seat in Parliament would be a final step on the road to democracy. Instead, it is only the first. She is even more cautious. Asked last week how democratic Myanmar was on a scale of one to 10, she answered: “On the way to one.”

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