South Korea’s Kim Geun Tae Foundation announced that its seventh annual Democracy Award will go to Burmese author and activist Pencilo. “We, Myanmar people, are still in dark days under a dictatorship. So, I will keep fighting against the military along with the Burmese people. I thank South Korea for standing with us and supporting us. I will be donating all the award money to the Spring Revolution,” Pencilo told DVB. This is the first time the Kim Geun Tae Foundation has given the Democracy Award to a non-Korean. Pencilo will donate the 10 million South Korean Won ($7,800 USD) prize money. The award ceremony will take place on Dec. 29 in Seoul, South Korea. Pencilo’s friend Ma Shwe Moe will accept the award on her behalf.