Malaysian churches call to free Aung San Suu Kyi
The Council of Churches of Malaysia joins churches around the world in strongly condemning the arrest and trumped-up trial of the Nobel Prize Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi by the military government of Myanmar.
Freedom has been denied her and the people of Myanmar as she has become the victim of political repression. The trial in court is meant to meet out a judgement that will extend her house arrest for many more years and bar her from meaningful participation in the forth coming elections.
Aung San Suu Kyi is a symbol of courage and hope for the people of Myanmar and for the rest of the world. She is an ambassador of passive resistance for democratic change.
Therefore, we urge Asean countries, and most especially our government and the rest of the international community to exert pressure on the military government to release Aung San Suu Kyi unconditionally and to restore democracy in the country.
We stand in solidarity and prayer with the people of Myanmar who are striving with great faith and hope to be able to live as a democratic and peaceful nation.
REV. DR. THOMAS PHILIPS
President, Council of Churches of Malaysia
20th May 2009