Miliband hails Suu Kyi

Ed Miliband hailed Aung San Suu Kyi as "the most famous opposition leader in the world" as the Burmese pro-democracy campaigner opened Labour's new London headquarters.

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MPs wish Aung San Suu Kyi a 'Happy birthday'

Foreign Secretary William Hague led MPs today in wishing happy birthday to Burmese Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as she began her first visit to the UK in 24 years.

Aung San Suu Kyi due to meet with the Foreign secretary as part of her UK tour Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Mr Hague said politicians on all sides wished her well: "I think the whole country will wish well to Aung San Suu Kyi and we'll be delighted to see her this week.

"It is vital for all of us who believe in freedom and democracy across the world to work with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi over the coming months and years."


Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Oxford

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in her former home town of Oxford, where she was greeted by hundreds of supporters. The Oxford University graduate lived in the city in the early 1980s with her late husband, Michael Aris and their sons Alexander and Kim.

Tomorrow, Ms Suu Kyi will be presented with an honorary degree by Oxford University and is due to address the Union.


Aung San Suu Kyi to meet 'the Hairy Cornflake'

DJ Dave Lee Travis, or the 'Hairy Cornflake', said it would be "delightful" to meet Aung San Suu Kyi Credit: Press Association

Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to meet DJ Dave Lee Travis during her four-day visit to Britain.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner said his request show on the World Service was a "lifeline" when she was imprisoned. Ms Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 67th birthday today, told the Radio Times:

"I would listen to that quite happily because the listeners would write in and I had a chance to hear other people's words. It made my world much more complete."

Travis said he was would love to meet Ms Suu Kyi:

"This is a woman that is one of the most important people in the world now. It's a very special thing and it would be delightful to meet her"

Timetable of Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Britain


-Addresses the London School of Economics. It's also her 67th Birthday and the audience will sing 'Happy Birthday'.

-Travels to Oxford University where she studied. It is also where she met her future husband, academic Michael Aris. He died of cancer while she was under house arrest.


-Receives honorary degree at Oxford University and addresses students.


-Meets the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Development Secretary. She will also meeting the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

-Address to MPs at the Palace of Westminster.

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