Aung San Suu Kyi urges 150,000 Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

Fox News, 22 Sep 2013
Student Myat Kaung Min said Suu Kyi in her speech in the Myanmar language urged her compatriots in Singapore to consider returning home or to "find some way" to give back to Myanmar.
"She said everyone is waiting for her to become president before returning to Burma, but that she cannot become president if we don't come back and help," said the 21-year-old, who has permanent residency in Singapore.
Zaw Tun Henry, the president of Myanmar Club Singapore, said 68-year-old Suu Kyi was most concerned about the future plans of Myanmar students in Singaporean universities.
In a private meeting with them before her Sunday speech, he said she urged them to return home "to give back to the mother country" after their studies.
"She said, 'Don't wait until there are good conditions in Myanmar, you come back and (make the) change'," said Zaw.
There are no official statistics on the size of the Myanmar diaspora in Singapore, but Zaw said the community is about 150,000-strong. Full story


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