Burma Presidential Candidate Speech Leaked on Internet

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YANGON, Myanmar --- Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a televised speech outlining her platform for her run for office. The speech was leaked to the Internet on the 13th of March.
The video of the speech was posted to various social networking sites and shows Suu Kyi outlining the National League for Democracy's party platform leading up to the April first elections, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Journal-Constitution also reports that the leaked video of the speech is an example of how the Internet can and has been used to get out the message of minority video parties before the majority government censors them.
The BBC reports that Suu Kyi called for repressive laws to be revoked and for the democratic rights of the people be better protected. Suu Kyi also called for freer media and a stronger judiciary.
Although some part of the speech was about the military were censored, the main message of the speech got through. This is thought to be a major step foreword for free speech in Burma.
Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace laureate and has been held in some form of detention for the past 20 years, according to the BBC.

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