20 Feb '11, 12am

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to sign up for Facebook and Twitter, but says her internet connection is too slow

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to sign up for Facebook and Twitter, but says her internet connection is too slow

Myanmar's long-suffering opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she wants to join other pro-democracy activists by using Twitter and Facebook. -- PHOTO: AP MONTREAL - INSPIRED by people-power revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, Myanmar's long-suffering opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she wants to join other pro-democracy activists by using Twitter and Facebook. For most of the past 20 years until her release from house arrest in November, virtually all communication with the outside world had been denied the Nobel peace laureate by the military regime that rules the country. Now she wants to catch up by joining the global online community, she said in a telephone interview with Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper published on Saturday. The pro-democracy icon said she finally has her first Internet connection at her Yangon home, and while she has paid more than US$1,000 (S...

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