Aung San Suu Kyi called for a determination to hold the democratic credentials. She had been struggling for bringing in democracy for almost 2 decades she was speaking on the 1st year after she was released from the house arrest. Now, currently Burma is taking some democratic initiatives and as a result it is going to allow the labour unions to operate in the country as well as it is going to release the political prisoners. The law permits unions with a minimum of 30 members to be formed and allows a strike if a notice period is given.
Unions have not been allowed to operate in Burma since 1962.
According to her Burma is moving on a road to democracy and the rule of law is getting established which should be appreciated. But she said: I think we are looking at the road and we need faith and daring to proceed along this path.
The pro-democracy leader described the past year as eventful, energizing and to a certain extent encouraging. Some political prisoners had been released, she noted, but others remained in detention.
Report by Abhishek Kumar