The Long Road to Freedom Aung San Suu Kyi

2012 San Francisco Freedom Forum
September 28, 2012

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the travails—and the true friends—along the road to democracy and human rights. She recognizes the challenges that Burma faces to build democratic institutions and foster a culture that values human rights, and warns that it is not enough to transition from a military to a civilian government, or from a dictatorship to a democracy, if these principles of freedom are not upheld or if freedom is compromised for security or stability. With freedom comes choices, but also responsibility, and Suu Kyi acknowledges this responsibility that the people of Burma must bear as they move along the road to freedom.