Tue, Jul 17, 2012 - Page 10 News List

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。)


This story has been viewed 3507 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top