Ambassador Scot Marciel
I am a college professor outside of Chicago and teach various humanity classes. A couple of years ago, I traveled to Myanmar. I spent a month traveling throughout the country and learned a great deal about the people there. I also interviewed Min Ko Naing while in Yangon and some refugees living here in the States. In addition, I have written scores of essays about Myanmar. Many of my experiences have been used and still are used in my various classes.
One person that I have attempted to contact without success was Aung San Suu Kyi. I want to return to Myanmar and talk with her about her work. Enclosed is a letter that I sent to her via regular mail. I hope that she will get it. However, I am asking you to do me a favor of forwarding this email to her directly. The email will allow her to click on the various links.
Finally, this is a link to my online résumé.
Thank you in advance for your time. I hope to meet you soon in Yangon.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counselor)
Dear Daw Aung San Suu Kyi:
Prior to traveling to Myanmar a couple years ago, I attempted to contact you. I wrote letters to people in Myanmar and met with Minn Myint Nan Tin, who is the director of the Burmese Advocacy Center in Fort Wayne, IN. She did not know how to contact you directly. However, she suggested that I should also try to meet with Min Ko Naing when I got to Yangon.
This is a link to my index page to my various interviews. The interview with Min Ko Naing is there, along with interviews with two employees of the Burmese Advocacy Center.
I interviewed Min Ko Naing when I arrived in Yangon. Then I traveled to the various places in the tourist triangle, which included Bagan, Mandalay, and Inle Lake.
While in Mandalay, I emailed Min Ko Naing to thank him again for the interview. I wanted to take him out to dinner when I returned to Yangon. However, he invited me to the 88 Generation's Independence Day luncheon on January 4. During the luncheon, he asked me whether I would like to go to a protest rally at Sule Pagoda, which was the general area of the 88 Uprising. I spent a couple hours at the rally. This link, is an essay I wrote about that protest rally. This is a link to my photos that I took while in your country.
I would love to return to Myanmar and sit down and talk with you about your work with NLD and hopes for your country.
Thank you for the time; I look forward to hearing from you.
Until then, best wishes.