Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was released today by Myanmar authorities. The authorities removed barricades in front of her home while a release order was read to Suu Kyi, whose detention was due to expire on Saturday.
At least 1,000 people had gathered near her lakeside house, many cheering loudly and chanting "Release Aung San Suu Kyi" and "Long live Aung San Suu Kyi," as officials pulled down barbed wire and removed the concrete barricades.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has spent 15 of the past 21 years in detention. The latest spell dates from last August, when a court found she had broken a law protecting the state against "subversive elements" by allowing an American intruder to stay at her home for two nights. (Agencies)
Comments - 94
Punchi appu Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:24 PM
Not from SL. The big mouth should serve his jail term.
Sena Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:26 PM
Two different circumstances. One is a genuine democratic leader the other is fould mouthed so called general. Aung San Suu Kyi's children are not into corrupt practices!!!
Perera Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:27 PM
Quite so Kumudini. Sad part is the people don't like to admit the cause for his jail term.
Aliya Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:33 PM
Well Yehiya, I think you should be the next nobel price winner for assisting the terrorists.
Deen Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:34 PM
Sorry Farshard you got it wrong. These are two different issues.
madawa Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:37 PM
she is a total paput of us, nothing will change, she should have kept there for few more days.
Iqbal Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:40 PM
Members of the Burmese Junta seem to have some heart, for placing their political prisoner under house arrest, much better than dumping the War hero in jail.
asoka abeywardena Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:59 PM
General SF won't be released for the next ten years. He is powerful than Aung San Suu Kyi.
asoka abeywardena Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:01 PM
Kumudini wait and see who will violate the rules and regulations...very soon you will regret for what you thought...
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:04 PM
A political prisoner for so long. A strong woman who navigated the rough waves for this many years. THAT is will power. Now that she is free I hope she leads a life involving family, kith n kin who has missed being with her. She has sacrificed enough and hope someone else takes on the baton
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:26 PM
Who wants to know IF u r in London Or Timbaktu, just give us ur input.
Fair n Square Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:28 PM
LOL ! is that an order or a request?
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 November 2010 06:37 PM
Waiting with a lot of interest for the Sri Lankan President's reaction to this and the sham elections just held by the Burmese Junta.
sam Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:07 PM
SF try to sell sri lanka on a globle stage..it was a domestic issue keep it private
Perera Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:52 PM
JUSTICE...SERVED ... Freedom at last!
kumodini Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:25 PM
I am soo sorry! How stupid. I can't beleive my seif! SF should be free! Yes SF should be free!!!
JAMES Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:26 PM
Lot better than Prabhakaran wants to do the job democratically not by terrorism. difference between educated ladyand non educated psychopath.
Ranjith Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:29 PM
Ha ha, another ungrateful cardboard patriot barking for the Kekille
Modapakse Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:33 PM
wickremasinghe Dilip Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:46 PM
Hey guys, please do not mix up Aung suu Ky and S.F.Their punishments were for different reasons.She was like Ranil in Sri Lanka.Do we agree for the country to be rulled by the forignes or by a true Srilankan.I think it is better to dig in to the history of certain countries before commenting ,regarding certain issues.I am happy that she is realesed , if it is true.But my friends, do not forget ,that if not for our great President ,Mahinda Rajapaksa all of us would be doing crash courses tn tamail language to excist in our own land.There is a very vice saying ,the known devil is better than the unknown angel.Do not write stupide things just because you have got the freedam to do so.One day when you are in Mrs.Aung SanSuu Kyi's shoes,you people will understand. Dilip.
Ranjith Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:10 PM
Why only Udul what about SF, the real hero? Do not try to defend to our own Junta
Smart Aleck Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:09 AM
Are you referring to MR, Buruwansa, Dee Moo, SB or Mervin?
Smart Aleck Sunday, 14 November 2010 01:22 AM
Yes, of course, but they could have "cooked up" another false charge and detained her once more.
impartial Sunday, 14 November 2010 02:02 AM
Nothing free. Junta was forced to release her. Don't give marks to Junta.
impartial Sunday, 14 November 2010 02:04 AM
Nelson Mandela ....>Aung San Suu Kyi....>Great General Sarath Fonseka.
chrysanthus Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:02 PM
Punchi Appu very soon see the power of so call big mouth
Saliya Wickremasuriy Sunday, 14 November 2010 02:55 AM
Long live Lady Aung Suu Kyi!
tissa Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:07 AM
Apparently only a few wants to know the real reasons behind the punshments recieved by Aungsang and SF. It is always good to do an impartial research and come to a conclusion. But people with biased minds and hatred towards others will never be ready to accept the truth.
Assay Bayai! Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:23 AM
it is great to hear that Myanmar a huge country and important one for ASEAN is feeling International Pressure and cracking in the middle!!!!! I have heard that they are afraid of the Buddhist clergy only in Burma!
Viraj Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:29 AM
Suki out, SF in, That means Sri Lanka is worse tahn Miyanmar.
Ranjith Sunday, 14 November 2010 04:56 AM
It is an order you brainwashed idiotic patriot
Anver Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:26 AM
GREAT NEWS. Hope a similar story comes out from here soon........
sarath Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:27 AM
At Last She Got the freedom, after so many years.How about Our hiro Gen. Fonseka
mallie Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:30 AM
Can SL take a hint from Burmese JUNTA
Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:33 AM
Next Nobel prize will come to Sri Lanka. best wishes to Mrs. Aungh san Kyi.
Ranjith Sunday, 14 November 2010 05:21 AM
Well daid and may others has a vision to understand thiese thoughts!
Smart Aleck Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:34 AM
Why not? If MR can make peace with Al Jazeera?
Asoka Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:35 AM
Hope MR will release SF on the 18th
Smart Aleck Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:35 AM
Truth and Justice triumphs in the end!
kumudini Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:38 AM
no comparison . SF has violated the rules and regiulations of the army .
Siri Sunday, 14 November 2010 06:07 AM
According to Gen. Shwe Suu Kyi too violated state rules and regulations by breaking law. (Oh I see......! you mean it's not OK in Mianmar but Ok here. I get it.....)
Farshard Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:41 AM
Dear president this is one of good example to you......
Pedro Sunday, 14 November 2010 07:47 PM
Well, she was ELECTED by the people of Burma. Who are you to judge whom the Burmese people elect? They sure know better who is good for them than you.
Bakamoona Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:41 AM
Good example to our people.
Asoka Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:42 AM
Kumuduni How about Karuna, Pillayan & KP?
Oyage sudu kella Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:42 AM
For sure our uncle will be inspired.
Siri Sunday, 14 November 2010 06:26 AM
I and many others would like to know our President's view of Ms Suu Kyi's house imprisonment for 18 years that started one month after she won the general election by a landslide- 80% of seats . (I mean other than saying," we don't want to interfere with ...affairs .etc., as such utterance requires no interlect)
Dheen Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:51 AM
A n excellent living example and she is far above our stupid politicians, in general.
manmohan Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:54 AM
wow... long live su kyi.... Mahinda will pay for the damage he does for country,SF and whole new generation....
Neomal Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:03 PM
At last.some good news. Isn't the dictator Gen. Than Shwe a good friend of our President. This is food for thought for Mahinda.
Reshzan Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:10 PM
will same democracy wins in our country.
Dudley Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:12 PM
Another person that needs to take a rest and go back to England where her children lives in relative comfort. It is an irony this lady somewhat comparable to CBK of Sri Lanka, has done more harm to Burma and her people by alligning with her sponsors in the west. All what she aspire is to be the ruler of Burma.
Said Hussein Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:17 PM
MR & Co will never learn anything in their lifetime.
Said Hussein London
sw Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:18 PM
Take a cue from the Burmese friend. Release SF unconditionally.
Dudley Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:22 PM
Agree with you. But this lady Aung san Suu kyi is by any means not a nation builder. It is another power hungry woman who does not give a damn about average Buddhist Burmese. It is not Military Junta that suffocates the economy, it is this lady who campaign vigorously among her sponsors in the west to keep the economic embargoe intact agaist the Burmese People.
Thomas Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:26 PM
Hi time our HERO SF is released
Ravy Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:31 PM
MR's regime is not the same as the Burmese Junta. SL needs good governance, not democracy.
pissu balla Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:41 PM
Haven't Pilleyan, Karuna, Mervin and etc violated the rules and regiulations of the country? And why do not they get punished?
Game Kolla Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:41 PM
You can't fool all the people all the time.
Yeti Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:46 PM
The most heartening news after a long time. Will MR get the message at least now?
Yehiya-Doha Monday, 15 November 2010 01:04 AM
I never sapport terrorist, any foam of terrorist I oppose.
J Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:56 PM
I hope Sri Lanka also follow the same, and our Suchi (SF) will release 19th
Ex Army Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:56 PM
No one gave her a early pardon, no one releases her before her time, it was her time expired. In other words nothing to learn from her case, she just did 15 yrs of her time in a detention.
sujeewa Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:59 PM
learn how to wait for life.
Hettiarachchi Saturday, 13 November 2010 01:09 PM
She is the heroine of Asia while Nelson Mandela is the hero of Africa.
Viraj Sunday, 14 November 2010 08:15 AM
Dilip, SF didn't do anything and your great president did everything, Just remove your serial colour glass
Saman Saturday, 13 November 2010 01:37 PM
SF have long way to go
bandara Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:01 PM
sri lankan government should take the message of goodwill from Myanmar and release Udul premaratne..
Assay Bayai! Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:07 PM
Kumudini,my dear it seams u have been sleeping for the past 30 years!!!! well come back!!! wish u all the best!!!
sangeetha Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:17 PM
Truth, Justice or International Pressure?
Above the crowd Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:19 PM
That 's what you think Kumujunie,The whole world think differently, you are a person with below average intelligence So no body cares about your views
the undertaker Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:29 PM
MAY SHE HAVE REST IN HER MIND NOW....
Kadira Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:31 PM
I am sure the president of Sri Lanka does not like this news. The Burma junta are his friends. The head also visited Sri Lanka. What a shame.
Kadira Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:35 PM
What is the reaction to this by the Sri Lanka government. Have they made a statement. If yes, can Daily Mirror publish it.
Shan Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:51 PM
Democracy is always a struggle, It is something divine, not demoniac. Release of San Suu Kyi is welcome news to all democratic masses.
shovini Saturday, 13 November 2010 02:56 PM
Now release General Sarath Fonseka immediately Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse.
Assay Bayai! Saturday, 13 November 2010 03:29 PM
Hope Democracy is restored in Burma!
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 13 November 2010 03:31 PM
This release only marks the end of an unfair sentence that was illegally extended, and is by no means a concession on the part of the authorities.
gUL fERNANDO Sunday, 14 November 2010 09:46 AM
Viraj please i feel youre the bigest fool in Sri Lanka
Lanka Law Graduates Saturday, 13 November 2010 03:52 PM
Word is Changeing , Truth remains.
Che Saturday, 13 November 2010 04:43 PM
aren't there Others who are Violating rules and Regulations, how come only One Person. what a peculiar argument, very stupid indeed
J Dan Saturday, 13 November 2010 04:48 PM
Good news, I we have the same about SF soon?
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