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The Singapore Democrats have written to Ms Aung San Suu Kyi following her historic landslide victory in a string of by-elections held last week in Burma. The leader of the National League for Democracy has been campaigning for democracy in Burma for decades.$CUT$
SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan wrote to Ms Suu Kyi yesterday congratulating her and haling her entry into parliament as “a giant step towards bringing Burma into the international family of democracies.”
Aung San Suu Kyi
National League for Democracy
Dear Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
It is with much joy that we read of your party’s string of by-election victories. They are testament to your leadership and that of your fellow democrats who never wavered in your belief that freedom will triumph over tyranny.
Your entry into parliament is a giant step towards bringing Burma into the international family of democracies where all dine at the table of freedom and where no one is imprisoned for speaking out. We look forward to the day when all of Southeast Asia, including my country Singapore, will be free and democratic.
On behalf of the members of the Singapore Democratic Party, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the people’s victory. May your wisdom and fortitude continue to bring progress and happiness to all in Burma and, indeed, throughout the world.
Yours in solidarity,
Chee Soon Juan
Singapore Democratic Party