June 21 - Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives doctorate from Oxford. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives doctorate from Oxford. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was given an honourary doctorate at Oxford University, her alma mater, on Wednesday. She said said happy memories from her time at the university helped sustain her through almost two decades of house arrest. Suu Kyi is the daughter of Aung San, the assassinated leader of Myanmar's struggle for independence from British rule. Now a symbol of non-violent political resistance, Suu Kyi, 67, left her family in Britain in 1988 to nurse her dying mother in Myanmar, where she was swept up in pro-democracy protests that the military brutally crushed. While in Oxford, Suu Kyi was expected to meet her sons and other family members, some of whom she had never met, in a private reunion - a moment certain to be both joyful and painful for a woman who refused to leave Myanmar for decades for fear that its military leaders would not let her back in.