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July 09, 2020

In the post COVID period, I hope with the strength of the people, our country will become more united and stronger: State Counsellor

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote yesterday on her Facebook page that in the post COVID period, she hoped that with the strength of the people, Myanmar would become more united and stronger.
This was what she wrote: It was the 1st of June. The nature of time is really strange. Taken from one point of view, it is not something that all living beings can own or control. It moves on by itself, never looking back on anyone, not caring at all for anyone.
Looking at it from another point of view, time seems to be as though it is something created by yourself. Whether it is fast or slow depends on you. A day can be very long whereas years can zip past and disappear. What a long time that was. Sometimes when you really ponder about this, you might find that the time has not been that long. Actually it is not time that is playing tricks on us, it is our mind playing tricks on us.
How long have we all been in the world of COVID. When we really begin to count it has been only 5 or 6 months. That was not too long. However, during this period, all of us had to change behaviours which we have been used to since we were born. It was a great challenge.
If we can overcome this challenge, it would be a success not only for the present but also for generations to come. An authouress once said that moments of honour in the history of a country can become sources of strength to overcome difficult periods for ages to come. It is the strong belief which tells us that we have overcome big difficulties before; this time around also we can overcome.
With the strength of the people, I hope our country would become more united and stronger in the post COVID period. (Translated by Kyaw Myaing)

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