Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Parliament


Aung San Suu Kyi addresses Parliament

In a rare honour normally only accorded to visiting heads of state, Aung San Suu Kyi will address both Houses of Parliament on Thursday.

Burma”s famous pro-democracy campaigner will deliver her speech in Westminster Hall – the most historic part of the Palace of Westminster.
 

The ceremony follows her emotional return to Oxford, the city where she raised a family with husband Michael Aris.

It”s the first time in 24 years the activitist has been back – she didn”t dare to leave Burma in case the authorities refused to let her re-enter.

On Wednesday, Ms Suu Kyi was reunited with her relatives and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford University.

The trip to Britain is part of a European-wide tour that has also included Oslo.

From there she was flown to Dublin on Bono”s private jet.