"I send my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi for her 60th birthday. Her strength, courage, and personal sacrifice in standing up for the oppressed people of Burma have inspired those who stand for freedom."Kofi Annan was among those appealing for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent nine of the last 16 years behind bars or under house arrest. Her latest stretch of detention began in May 2003. In Yangon, where roadblocks around Aung San Suu Kyi's lakeside home keep away everybody except for her doctor, around 500 people met at the dilapidated headquarters of her NLD party. In Bangkok 60 people held a silent vigil at a university campus. There were similar scenes in Indonesia in honor of "The Lady." U.S. rock band REM will dedicate a song to Aung San Suu Kyi at a concert in Dublin.