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Suu Kyi makes first trip abroad in 24 years

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:56

May 29 - Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to cheers in Bangkok -- her first trip outside of Myanmar in 24 years. Deborah Gembara reports.

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At the airport in Bangkok, there were cheers to greet Aung San Suu Kyi as the Nobel Peace Prize Winner made her first trip outside of Myanmar in 24 years. Her arrival in Thailand is being viewed as an encouraging sign for Myanmar which is in the process of massive reform --- freeing political prisoners and easing media censorship. Suu Kyi --- who spent 15 years in detention, had during brief periods of freedom refused to leave the country ---fearing she would not be allowed back. She is set to give a speech this week at the World Economic Forum on East Asia. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Suu Kyi makes first trip abroad in 24 years

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 00:56