Level Play­ing Field

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL -

Aung San Suu Kyi’s name has at­tained world­wide recog­ni­tion, thanks to her ef­forts to­wards en­sur­ing the estab­lish­ment of democ­racy and peace in the coun­try. Un­for­tu­nately, her hard work and achieve­ments have been lost on Myan­mar’s gov­ern­ment which has tried its ut­most to dis­suade her from en­ter­ing main­stream pol­i­tics. Iron­i­cally, its ef­forts have re­sulted in Aung San Suu Kyi’s pop­u­lar­ity to rise ex­po­nen­tially.

I agree with the writer’s sug­ges­tion of al­low­ing Aung San Suu Kyi to con­test for the pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in the coun­try as this will guar­an­tee a level play­ing field for all can­di­dates as well as en­sure that the peo­ple of Myan­mar are able to vote for the can­di­date of their choice. Any at­tempt to stop her from be­ing a part of the elec­tions will be seen as a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt at keep­ing her away, which will ul­ti­mately in­crease her pop­u­lar­ity even fur­ther.

Rohan Jais­ing­hani

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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