Yangon, Burma – The National League for Democracy denounces the attack on NLD leadership. The NLD calls for an immediate United Nations investigation into the violent act of terror that occurred in Yangon, leading to the death of several NLD leadership member and leaving Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in critical condition.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been a tireless advocate for peace and democracy in Burma. Despite these events that have occurred, the NLD remains steadfast in its desire for a peaceful solution to the current crisis, and calls upon the people of Burma and the world community to redouble their efforts to reaching a red and fair solution for the people of Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi made a statement from her hospital bed, “I may have survived this horrible attack, but several members of the NLD leadership became the most recent martyrs in the fight for democracy in Burma and we must remember their sacrifice. To the violent terrorists that organized this attack, know this, killing me will not kill this movement, it will not kill the NLD, and it will not kill the spirit of Democracy that lives in the hearts of millions of Burmese throughout the country. The flame of liberty cannot be extinguished.”
Aung San Suu Kyi also called for a candlelight vigil to take place in Yangon tomorrow night to “remember all those in Burma and throughout the world who have given their most precious gifts, their lives, to the furthering of democracy and human rights.” The vigil will be silent and will take place in the NLD Team Room in Patterson Office Tower Room 1045 at 8:10 a.m.
Doctors are optimistic that Aung San Suu Kyi will recover from this unprovoked and abhorrent attempt on her life. She remains hospitalized and is undergoing further tests. Despite the toll this attack took her, doctors describe her as “upbeat an resilient.”
“The attack has hurt my body, but my spirit and heart endures…I would also like to extend my thanks to the people of Burma and the world community on their calls and letters of support.” Aung San Suu Kyi.
“The Thai government clearly warned its international partners for peace in Myanmar about the possibilities for future terrorist attacks stemming from the destabilized border regions. The refugee problem in this area makes policing the region difficult, but Thailand is dedicated to do its utmost to quell those who would strike at the heart of peace,” said Abdul Aziz Al Enezi Defense Minister of Thailand.
Myanmar military leaders have condemned the attack.