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Aung San Suu Kyi Wraps Up Triumphant Tour

By June 28, 2012

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Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses Britain's Parliament

Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner and pro-democracy advocate from Myanmar (also known as Burma), is wrapping up her tour of five European nations. Daw Suu Kyi visited Britain, where she once attended university, and went to Norway to receive her Nobel Peace Prize.

Although she was honored with the Peace Prize in 1991, Suu Kyi has spent most of the intervening years in prison or under house arrest, and has been unable to accept the award in person until now. She also visited Ireland and Switzerland on this trip. In free parliamentary elections earlier this year, Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to Myanmar's Parliament, an important step in the democratization of the country.

Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images.

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July 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm
(1) minmachen says:

The Buddhism is a thought as an aftermath of past experiences so the adherents’ faith in it remains the Himalaya despite all odds going against it .It doesn’t believe in retaliation (tit for tat) a product of sick-mind but in the purification of inner soul ,the final victory which no external force of any nature even nuclear bomb could threaten .We ignorants may wonder how could it be possible for a lady of non-violence to stand up the obdurate Junta but who understands the essence of the Buddhist teaching ,could never have questioned hers. It won’t be exaggeration to say here in words of Jesus many are called but a few will be chosen and so are many (billions) born but a few will be blessed with the teaching of the Avolokiteswara.

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