The Lady

Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD




One of my first lunches in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) was at this sidewalk cafe




presided over by the master chef



and served by this young man, with the NLD shirt

The National League for Democracy is the party led by Aung San Suu Ky




The party headquarters near Shwedagon Pagoda




displays her prominently



alongside her father, Aung San, leader of the movement that wrought Burma's independence in 1948


he's known as "the father of the country"







Her photos are displayed profusely at sidewalk shops in Yangon

open support for the NLD is widespread

something not tolerated several years ago



Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1991






but was not able to accept it until 2012


she spent much of the past two decades either imprisoned or under house arrest




One evening in mid-April, 2012, the NLD set up an information stand on Anawrahta Road, one of Yangon's main streets

I bought an NLD banner and got myself photographed

Walking the street wearing this banner, I was enthusiastically greeted with many thumbs-up and broad smiles





Photo from the Wikipedia article about The Lady 

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