Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

Burma’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Australia on Wednesday for a five-day visit as a guest of Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Greeted by dozens of supporters and members of the Burma diaspora at Sydney airport, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spent a few minutes shaking hands and chatting to the crowd.

One supporter was thrilled to see her.

“I’m so happy to meet her. We’ve been [waiting] so many years. We’ve been fighting for this journey and she came here, so we’re happy to see her,” said an unidentified supporter.

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Later on Wednesday, Suu Kyi is to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology at a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House

The National League for Democracy lawmaker will also visit Melbourne and Canberra where she will meet with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and make a number of public speeches.

 

 

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