Aung San Suu Kyi spoke about U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations, and she received the Asia Society’s Global Vision Award. She said… read more
Aung San Suu Kyi spoke about U.S.-Myanmar (Burma) relations, and she received the Asia Society’s Global Vision Award. She said that many obstacles remain in her country’s path to democracy and that a major weakness is its judiciary system. She also said that Myanmar must be responsible for its own destiny, and that U.S.-Myanmar relations would be balanced when her country is not longer dependent on America.
Ms. Suu Kyi was introduced by Secretary of State Clinton.
Aung San Suu Kyi was a leader in her country’s 1988 uprising, and elected prime minister in 1990. The military junta, however, would not cede power, and she was placed under house arrest for a total of 15 years; the final release happened in 2010. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. close
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- Suzanne DiMaggio Vice President Asia Society->Global Policy Programs
- Henrietta Holsman Fore Administrator (Former) U.S. Agency for International Development
- Tom Freston Trustee Asia Society
- James "Jim" Marshall U.S. Representative (Former) [D] Georgia
- Colette Rausch Director U.S. Institute of Peace->Rule of Law Program
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