Suu Kyi to give Nobel Peace prize speech

Featured Various Asia News - May 22nd, 2012
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Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver a speech to accept her Nobel Peace Prize, 24 years after it was awarded in 1991.

Aung San Suu Kyi, after being elected to parliament following political reforms that took place in Myanmar, was scheduled to arrive in Oslo on June 15 and will meet Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere.

This is part of her first trip abroad after being held captive in her own house for almost 21 years. She was issued a passport, her first after 24 years, and pushed through with her plans to go abroad, claiming that leaving her country without fear of exile is a “great progress”.

She will also travel to Britain to visit Oxford. Suu Kyi failed to see her British husband Michael Aris before he died of cancer in 1991. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her peaceful struggle for democracy.