An Amnesty International activist holds photos of then-imprisoned Ma Thida at a birthday party organised in her honour by the NGO at the Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing, in 1995. Photos: Khin Mg Win; AFP

Aung San Suu Kyi's former aide Ma Thida on prison, hopes for Myanmar, and The Lady

Ma Thida is not one to mince words. The author, doctor and activist talks to Lijia Zhang about being a bad prisoner but a good citizen, and why she doesn't always agree with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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An Amnesty International activist holds photos of then-imprisoned Ma Thida at a birthday party organised in her honour by the NGO at the Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing, in 1995. Photos: Khin Mg Win; AFP
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