Suu Kyi to deliver Nobel speech today

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 16, 2012 18:37 hrs

Oslo, Norway, June 16 (IBNS): Nobel laureate and opposition leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi is all set to give her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Norway's Oslo City Hall on Saturday.

She will give her speech after 21 years since she won it in 1991.

Her husband and her two sons accepted the Nobel on her behalf at that time as she was under house arrest in Myanmar.

She is currently on her trip to Europe after nearly twenty-five years.

Suu Kyi said the theme of her speech will be on what ´prize and peace´ mean to her.

"I am trying to find the answers to these questions myself. I am exploring them and I will be exploring the answers in my lecture," Suu Kyi told CNN.

"My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace.It really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty," she said.

Suu Kyi´s unrelenting fight was instrumental in bringing back democracy in the nation which only witnessed military rule for decades.

Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landmark by-elections in Myanmar this year, as thousands of Burmese voted in her favour and relishing a taste of democracy they were denied for decades.

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