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    Suu Kyi urges 'freedom from fear' on World Aids Day

     
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Aids Day Sunday for an end to discrimination against those living with the disease as experts warned against complacency in fighting the global scourge.

    Speaking as the UNAids global advocate for people living with HIV/Aids, Ms Suu Kyi drew parallels between the plight of sufferers and her own struggle for democracy.

    "The fight against discrimination is an extension of our fight for freedom from fear," said the Myanmar opposition leader and democracy icon.

    "My simple message as the global ambassador for zero discrimination is it all starts in the mind and in the heart. There must be less calculation and more warmth, more love, more affection, more compassion."

    Photograph: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a World AIDS Day function at Government House in Melbourne on Dec 1, 2013. Suu Kyi called on World Aids Day Sunday for an end to discrimination against those living with the disease as experts warned against complacency in fighting the global scourge. -- PHOTO: AFP

    Source: Straits Times
    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/suu-kyi-urges-freedom-fear-world-aids-day-20131202

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