Saturday 21 October 2017

Suu Kyi hits Thailand on first trip in 24 years

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: AP
Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: AP

ALMOST a quarter of a century since she last left Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi (pictured) arrived in Bangkok last night as part of a busy schedule of international travel that would have been unimaginable two years ago.

The Nobel laureate flew into Thailand for a four-day visit, during which she is expected to meet the Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, pay a visit to border camps for Burmese refugees, and participate in an international economic forum.

Her last experience of international travel was in April 1988 when she returned to Burma to care for her ill mother.

Irish Independent

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