A message celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s release is hidden on the front page of a Burmese newspaper. The lighter shade of red font reads “Su Free, Unite & Advance to Grab the Hope.”
The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free, but Burma is not. The ruling generals, flush with money from Chinese investment, do not tolerate political dissent and are preparing for war against minority ethnic groups in the wake of a sham election. Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 while under house arrest, has used her recent freedom to speak about the need for national unity and reconciliation.