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Learning to like the Lady

Aung San Suu Kyi is serving Burma better than ever

By Peter A Coclanis  

Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed many of her fans by co-operating with Burma’s military junta. Does she still deserve our support? (© World Economic Forum)

The past few months haven’t been easy for “the Lady,” as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has long been known in Burma. With the opening up of the country, Suu Kyi, as leader of the opposition, has had to enter the nitty-gritty world of practical politics. She never had to do this in her role—at once real and symbolic—as flower-festooned Nobelist icon standing up…

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