It’s supposed to be me. I wish people wouldn’t make busts or posters of me, it is a very strange thing to be looking at yourself all the time. It’s not like this at my house, I promise you. I have pictures of my children.
— Aung San Suu Kyi, when asked by the Guardian’s Jack Davies about a golden bust behind her at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD). According to the reporter, “images of her are everywhere: on posters, calendars and pamphlets, T-shirts, necklaces and earrings.”
(photo: Activists from the Free Burma Coalition holding masks depicting Aung San Suu Kyi in front of the Myanmar embassy in Manila. (photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)