|Sydney Town Hall Display
Recognises Burmese Struggle
Burma Today, Monday 2 February, 2004
The Lord Mayor of Sydney Lucy Turnbull has announced Sydney Town
Hall will be the location of a display in support of Aung San Suu
Kyi and the struggle for democracy in Burma.
The Lord Mayor said the display, which follows her presentation
of the Key to the City to Aung San Suu Kyi in December last year,
"demonstrates the City of Sydney's continued support for the
struggle for democracy in Burma, and someone who has so selflessly
pursued human rights through democratic and non-violent means."
The Key will be displayed in the Town Hall, accompanied by messages
of support from the Lord Mayor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop
Desmond Tutu, and Mr U Tin Tut, a Parliamentary Member Elect and
member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), who accepted
the Key to the City on behalf of Suu Kyi last year.
This is an opportunity for members of the Burmese Community and
others in Sydney to view the award. A Visitors Book also will be
available for all Sydneysiders to record messages of support.
"Aung San Suu Kyi's life is inextricably linked with the struggle
for democracy in her homeland," Lord Mayor Lucy Turnbull said.
"Her courage in returning to Burma and putting her life at
risk to take a stand against a repressive military regime has inspired
people not just in her own country but around the world.
"It is important that we maintain pressure on the military
regime and continue to draw attention to the plight of imprisoned
democratic leaders in Burma.
"Despite the injustices and the threats made to her, Aung
San Suu Kyi has maintained her faith and faced the undemocratic
junta with grace and courage.
"We encourage people to sign the Visitors Book which the City
of Sydney will then send to Aung San Suu Kyi together with the Key
to the City" Lord Mayor Turnbull said.
This display will run from 3 February until 27 February 2004, from
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday in the Sydney Town Hall.