Decisions made this year will affect the country's future and determine what challenges will be overcome, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wrote in D-Wave, the official journal of the National League for Democracy (NLD), on January 5.
"The world knows that the year 2015 will be a very important year for our country. The most important thing is that the people make right decisions this year, I told a reporter recently. The decisions made this year will not be affect this year alone; they will affect the country's entire future," she wrote.
"So our decisions should not be made by only reviewing occurrences yesterday and last year. We should take account of previous decades. We should have great insight. We should to look into the future. New Year's Day is not inherently important. If we, the people, do not change as years and seasons change, a new year will never come. I wish for the challenges of the year 2015 to be overcome."
She also said it is difficult to answer questions raised by reporters about what will happen to politicians and prominent people in the new year.
She quoted Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement against the British Empire, as a perfect example, saying that goals can be achieved step by step.