Suu Kyi Calls For Dialogue With Myanmar Government

"(CNN)
Freed activist Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Monday to keep working toward restoring democracy and improving human rights in Myanmar, saying she is not concerned about being detained again in the future.

""Actually, I don't think about it,"" Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest Saturday, said in her first comments to CNN. The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest for her dogged opposition to authoritarian rule in Myanmar -- which she calls by its former name, Burma.

""I may be detained again,"" Suu Kyi said, noting she's been in and out of house arrest over the last two decades. ""I just do what I can do at the moment,"" she said.

""We have to work together,"" she said. ""That is the main message. Those inside the country have to work together and also those supporters outside.""

Suu Kyi had much the same message for her supporters Sunday, telling them in a speech, ""I'm not going to be able to do it alone. You've got to do it with me. One person alone can't do anything as important as bringing change and democracy to a country.""

""We would like to form a network of people working for democracy,"" she told CNN Monday, and said she would like to open a dialogue with ""those who are in a position to do something, to change the situation in Burma for the better."""