26 Oct '11, 2am

AP: University of Michigan awards Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the Wallenberg Medal #Burma #Myanmar

AP: University of Michigan awards Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the Wallenberg Medal #Burma #Myanmar

Ms Suu Kyi received the Wallenberg Medal on Tuesday night. The award is named for the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. Ms Suu Kyi is the leader of a democracy movement in Myanmar, a country formerly known as Burma. -- PHOTO: AP ARBOR, Michigan (AP) - Myanmar pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being honoured by the University of Michigan, says freedom from fear is the 'master key' that clears the way to other freedoms. Ms Suu Kyi received the Wallenberg Medal on Tuesday night. The award is named for the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II. Ms Suu Kyi is the leader of a democracy movement in Myanmar, a country formerly known as Burma. Ms Suu Kyi did not travel to the United States for the medal. She gave a videotaped speech from Myanmar but planned to answer live questions from the campus audience. Ms...

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