"I always stand on the side of the people, I will never die. Physically I might be dead. But many more Min Ko Naings will take my place."
Min Ko Naing,
Chairperson (1988 to date)
All Burma Federation of Student Unions
"Min Ko Naing is one of the student leaders who started the 1988 movement for democracy, and he has stood firm against all pressure from the authorities. He represents many others who are suffering from the injustices of the present military regime. That the prize has been awarded to him gives us all great hope, great pride, and great pleasure, because it shows that the world has not forgotten our cause..."
Aung San Suu Kyi