LONDON (AFP) - The recent uprisings in the Middle East have given fresh hope to people in military-dominated Myanmar, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said in a BBC lecture. "The universal human aspiration to be free has been brought home to us by the stirring developments in the Middle East," the Nobel Prize winner said in the lecture broadcast Tuesday. "The Burmese are as excited by these events as peoples elsewhere," she said, according to an official transcript. "Do we envy the people of Tunisia and Egypt? Yes, we do envy them their quick and peaceful transitions. But more than envy is a sense of solidarity and of renewed commitment to our cause," Suu Kyi added.