VIDEO: Suu Kyi appeals for international flood aid

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has appealed for international donations for Burma’s flood relief efforts in a video posted to her personal Facebook account.

Speaking English, the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader described the costs of the flood, which has impacted 12 of Burma’s 14 administrative states and regions.

Suu Kyi recommended a coordinated effort on the part of donors, and highlighted the role of the NLD and the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which she founded, in providing flood relief.

Burma’s government has too made an international appeal for aid, which has been heeded by members of the international community; including Japan, China, Thailand, Norway and Australia.

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Suu Kyi noted the impact that Cyclone Nargis had on the staging of a referendum for Burma’s 2008 Constitution, which was passed by a resounding majority as communities across Burma were in crisis, 130,000 having been killed.

“We do not want such questions to be raised this time in regards to our elections,” Suu Kyi said.

DVB has edited Aung San Suu Kyi’s original video for length.

Read more on Burma’s flood disaster here

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