Our founder, James Cannon Boyce, who has spent significant time in Burma and whose father lived next door to Aung San Sui Kyi (simply known as 'The Lady') when she was growing up, was featured in the Daily Maverick today and his thoughts on the country's first 'close-to-true election in decades':
'My Burmese friends are celebrating what it is - progress, a slight step forward for themselves and their beloved Lady. The Burmese look at life as very complicated affair, complex, fundamentally unfair and full of suffering - they are overwhelmingly Buddhist and know that life is never easy. They know what many in the West have forgotten - they already voted for the Lady once to be President. She won overwhelmingly decades ago so the election was nullified and she never took office.'