Congratulations to Aung San Suu Kyi

2015-11-10

The Board of the Olof Palme Memorial Fund congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD party for the victory result in the historical election in Burma.

In 2005, the Olof Palme Prize was awarded to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in recognition of her ”outstanding example of the efforts to attain democracy by the people of Burma, where respect for human rights, ethnic unity, and a life in peace remain only a dream” (quote from the prize citation).

With this result, ten years later, important steps towards a free and democratic Burma have been taken.