Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize Speech
[ Programme Segment: Current Affairs ]
On June 16th 2012, Nobel Laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally accepted her Nobel Peace Prize in Norway, 21 years after she was first given the award.
Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest by the military junta after her party, the National League for Democracy, won in the 1990 elections.
Released from house arrest in November 2010, Suu Kyi led the party to win 43 seats in Myanmar’s parliament during the April by elections this year.
In her acceptance speech, she talks about her 15 years of house arrest, the plight of her countrymen in Myanmar, and how winning the Nobel Peace Prize made her journey “a less lonely path to follow”.