Friday, August 31, 2007

Carrey pleads for Suu Kyi

30 Aug 2007, ST

ACTOR-COMEDIAN Jim Carrey has made a straight-to-YouTube video. And it is not funny at all.

The 45-year-old Carrey - in a rare serious mode - appears in a new announcement on behalf of the Human Rights Action Centre and the US Campaign for Burma. The goal: To free Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been confined by Myanmar's ruling military junta for 11 of the last 17 years.

'Even though she's compared to a modern-day Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, most people in America still don't know about Aung San,' Carrey says in the filmed message, posted on Tuesday on YouTube.

'And let's face it: the name's a little difficult to remember.

'Here's how I did it: Aung San sounds a lot like 'unsung', as in unsung hero. Aung San Suu Kyi is truly an unsung hero.'


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