Suu Kyi Gives Nobel Speech

Finally! More than two decades after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and after serving 24 years under house arrest in her home country of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her acceptance speech in Oslo on Saturday. “Often during my days of house arrest I felt as though I were no longer a part of the real world,” Suu Kyi said in her speech to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. But the prize committee’s decision to give her the award in 1991 “made me real once again,” she said. Burma’s foremost opposition leader and the daughter of an assassinated independence activist, Suu Kyi said she vowed in her isolation that Myanmar’s pro-democracy forces “were not going to be forgotten.”