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I want to become Prime Minister of Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai
瑪拉拉:我想當巴基斯坦總理

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai addresses the European Parliament assembly on Nov. 20 last year.
巴基斯坦青少女瑪拉拉.尤沙夫賽去年十一月二十日在歐洲議會大會演說。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

Teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai told an audience in New York on Oct. 10 last year that she would like to become prime minister of Pakistan to “save” the country.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a sold-out public event, she also said on Oct. 11 last year that winning the Nobel Peace Prize would be a “great honor.”

Asked about her conflicting dreams of becoming a doctor or a politician, and whether she would like to become premier, Malala said she wanted to help her homeland.

“I want to become a prime minister of Pakistan,” she told Amanpour to cheers from the audience.

“I think it’s really good because through politics I can save my whole country,” she added.

“I can spend much of the budget on education and I can also concentrate on foreign affairs.”

Malala was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban on Oct. 9, 2012, for speaking out against them, demanding that girls have the right to go to school.

She was flown to Britain for specialist care and made a remarkable recovery, going on to become a global ambassador for children’s rights.

The 16-year-old has written an autobiography, addressed the UN and set up the Malala Fund.

(AFP)

青少年維權人士瑪拉拉.尤沙夫賽去年十月十日在紐約和觀眾說,她想當巴基斯坦總理「拯救」國家。

在去年十月十一日的一場門票售罄、接受美國有線電視新聞網艾曼普的公開專訪活動中,她也說,獲得的諾貝爾和平獎將會是「至高榮耀」。

問及她的夢想是要當醫生或政治人物,以及她是否想成為總理,瑪拉拉說她想幫助她的故鄉。

「我想成為巴基斯坦總理」,她告訴艾曼普,而觀眾為之歡呼。

「我覺得這非常好,因為透過政治,我可以拯救我的整個國家」,她補充說。

「我可以花很多經費在教育,而且我也可以聚焦國際事務」。

瑪拉拉在二0一二年十月九日遭巴基斯坦神學士政權槍擊頭部,因為她公開反對他們,要求少女有就學的權利。

她被送往英國接受特別照護,康復情況顯著,並成為兒童權利的全球大使。

十六歲的她已經寫了自傳,在聯合國發表演說,並成立瑪拉拉基金會。

(法新社/翻譯:陳?軒)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. concentrate v.

專注、集中 (zhuan1 zhu4; ji2 zhong1)

例: You should concentrate your attention on efficiency.

(你應該將注意力集中在效率上。)

2. remarkable adj.

卓越的 (zhuo2 yue4 de5)

例: The freshmen have made remarkable progress in their studies.

(新生在課業上有卓著的進步。)

3. autobiography n.

自傳 (zi4 zhuan4)

例: His autobiography never sold very well.

(他的自傳一直賣不好。)


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