Since the speech was given years ago in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest after pressure from the international community and local community. Also the military backed political party, USDP won the elections and signed orders to release Aung San Suu Kyi on November 13 2010. The most important change thus far is that elections actually occurred in Burma but the negative is the political party that won, USDP is backed by the military with many saying that the party is just a puppet of the military. That is basically the situation with the most encouraging news being the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the efforts made between the government and her party on the topic of democracy in the country. New problems that have arisen include what to do next in Burma and how to combat the recent elections because they were known to be a sham by the military.