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September 26, 2012

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Global Citizen Award 2012

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Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi received Global Citizen Award from Atlantic council on 21st September 2012.  Suu Kyi received this award from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. The honour comes just days after she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honour in the US, in a ceremony in Washington.
Accepting the award, Suu Kyi paid tribute to her "unknown colleagues" who stood by her and dedicated their lives to democracy and human rights. Suu Kyi said she does not feel she has made any sacrifices as it was her decision to follow the path, which she though was right. "It was not a sacrifice. It was a choice that I made.

I decided to follow a path that I thought was right. And so really, I deserve no praise for it, nor do I really deserve compassion for any of the problems I might have met along the way because it was my choice," Suu Kyi said in the event. 

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