Monday, 18 June 2012

Nobel Peace Prize

Aung San Suu Kyi finally gave her lecture in Oslo to the officials of the Nobel Organisation last Saturday [16-JUN-2012].

The setting was a grand hall building somewhere in the city, the King, Queen & Prince of Norway were in attendance along with 100 dignitaries.

It seemed a very solemn occasion and although she has not had one of the best lives people can endure, I am sure she would have been a little happier if it was not quite so solemn.

She started her speech with a light hearted remembrance of listening to 'Desert Island Disks' on the radio with her son, but then moved onto the atrocities that have surrounded her in Burma.

She is pleased that it seems the whole world is changing towards a more peaceful place because more of the world is aware of their neighbours, and there appears to be more tolerance in the world today.

During her speech she said "One prisioner of conscience is one too many" and received applause in what had been a remarkably silent audience.

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