From her seat on the stage at the World Economic Forum, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a packed room what she was thinking as her plane prepared to land in Thailand for her first foreign trip in 24 years.
The Nobel laureate said she was sitting in the cockpit at the invitation of the pilot and was "completely fascinated" by the shimmering lights of Bangkok on the ground below.
"I thought, 30 years ago, the scene that met my eyes on landing in Bangkok would not have been very different from what would have met my eyes on landing in Rangoon. But now the difference is considerable," she said.
On leaving Myanmar three days ago for an historic trip to Thailand, Suu Kyi said locals were holding candlelight protests across the country against electricity cuts "that have been plaguing us for a month or so."
Of seeing the lights of Bangkok, Suu Kyi paused, smiled and said, "I have to say very frankly that what went through my mind is that 'we need an energy policy'."
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