MANILA, Philippines – Myanmar’s opposition leader made a landmark campaign speech Wednesday, March 14, which was broadcast for the first time by state television. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, and her party the National League for Democracy, will be joining the elections on April 13. She’s running for a parliamentary seat to represent the rural township of Kawhmu, southwest of the capital Rangoon. Suu Kyi called for political and judicial reforms, saying restrictions to freedom continue in her country. The speech lasted 14 minutes and was leaked online a day before she spoke.
Read details of her speech here and here