1. Plea

    Suu Kyi to Forum: Help Burma

    Image #: 16487405    epa03054991   A picture dated 06 January 2012 shows Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi waving at British Foreign Secretary William Hague (unseen) after a meeting at Suu Kyi's residence, Yangon, Myanmar, 06 January 2012. According to media reports on 10 January 2012 Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed that she will run for parliament.  EPA/NYEIN CHAN NAING /LANDOV

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    Jobs, jobs, jobs! No, it wasn’t a campaign stop in the U.S. presidential race, but rather a plea for help from Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, who was speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Bangkok Thursday. The newly-elected Burmese parliamentary representative said that the country did not “want investments to mean greater inequality,” but rather for “it to mean jobs.” “We need vocational training much more than higher education,” said Suu Kyi, making her first trip outside of the country in 24 years. The military regime in her country has thawed in recent years, allowing her to run for public office and strengthening ties with world powers. Suu Kyi heads to Europe for further talks in June.

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