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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says she is too busy for Facebook
緬甸翁山蘇姬 沒時間玩臉書

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.
緬甸反對派領袖翁山蘇姬於七月三日,在仰光「國家民主聯盟黨」總部的記者會上對媒體說話。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

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.

(AP)

緬甸反對派領袖翁山蘇姬對推動民主改革態度樂觀,但她對臉書的態度可就沒那麼確定。

這位諾貝爾和平獎得主─過去二十二年來的大部分時間都被軟禁在家中,連電話都沒有─在世界經濟論壇東亞會議上被問到,她何時會加入這個已擁有九億會員的社交網路。

她說這倒不是適應新科技的問題,而是找不出時間。她說假如她的行程有空檔,她就會加入。

「但聽好了,你永遠不知道科技革命會發生什麼事,」她在記者會上說。「臉書可能很快就變成明日黃花。要是這樣的話,我就不會加入臉書。」

在緬甸前任軍政府統治下,翁山蘇姬的同胞們就算擁有網路連線,也會被政府設置的防火牆擋住而無法連上許多網站。去年當選、但仍由軍方所支持的改革派政府則已解除了大部分限制。

翁山蘇姬本人在獲釋後不久,就在家中裝設了寬頻網路連線。

(美聯社/翻譯:俞智敏)

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.

(她對這家公司的未來非常樂觀。)

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.

(他在家裡常常不修邊幅,但注意了,我也沒有好到哪裡去。)

3. old hat adj.

過時的 (guo4 shi2 de5)

例: Last year’s styles will be old hat soon.

(去年的流行很快就會過時。)


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