Suu Kyi to make Nobel speech, 21 years late

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to make her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today, 21 years after she was awarded the honour.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to speak in Oslo today.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to speak in Oslo today. Credit: Reuters

The 66-year-old champion of democracy is being feted this month in European capitals after spending most of the past two decades kept under house arrest by Burma's military-backed dictatorship.

She received the prize in 1991 and used its cash reward to create scholarship programs for Burmese youth. Her two British-based sons and husband accepted the prize on her behalf in Oslo that year.

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Suu Kyi makes Nobel speech

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 21 years after receiving the honour. Her husband and sons collected the prize on her behalf in 1991.