Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is bullish on democratic reform, but she is not so sure about Facebook.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner — who was held under house arrest as a political prisoner for much of the past 22 years without even a telephone — was asked at the World Economic Forum on East Asia when she would join the 900-million member social network.
She said it was not an issue with adjusting to new technology, but a matter of finding the time. She said she will join when her schedule opens up.
“Mind you, you never know what will happen with the technological revolution,” she said at a news conference. “Facebook may be old hat tomorrow. In that case, I won’t go on Facebook.”
Under Myanmar’s previous military junta, her countrymen with Internet connections were blocked by a government firewall from accessing many sites. The reformist but still military-backed government elected last year has since eased most of those restrictions.
Suu Kyi herself had a broadband Internet connection installed at her house shortly after her release.
TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字
1. bullish adj.
樂觀的 (le4 guan1 de5)
例: She’s being very bullish about the firm’s future.
2. mind you v. phr.
聽好了；注意了 (ting1 hao3 le5; zhu4 yi4 le5)
例: He’s very untidy about the house; mind you, I’m not much better.
3. old hat adj.
過時的 (guo4 shi2 de5)
例: Last year’s styles will be old hat soon.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media during a press conference at the National League for Democracy Party headquarters in Yangon on July 3.