Burma’s leaders and the people themselves need to understand that people are the essential element for building a nation. Without contributions and cooperation from people, change cannot happen. For our country to develop, we need an informed and engaged citizenry. Citizens also need to have the skill, knowledge, and freedom to question those in power—and to do so publicly, without fear.
The Opening in Burma: Strengthening Civil Society
Issue Date October 2012
Page Numbers 135-137