Nobel laureate and activist Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with honorary Canadian citizenship on Thursday at her home in Burma.
Approved by the House of Commons in 2007, Suu Kyi has only now received the certificate, delivered in person by the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Aung San Suu Kyi now joins four others who have received this high honor, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. More, with a link to video, follows.
The two met for an hour or so on Thursday and discussed upcoming elections in Burma. Suu Kyi is pleased to see some of the reforms that have taken place but remains skeptical also. During her meeting with Baird, Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of reporters from her porch, saying:
“We have just discovered there are many, many irregularities on the voters’ lists and we have applied to the election commission to do something about this. A lot of dead people seem to be prepared to vote on the first of April.”
To read more on this story and to watch video of the event, CTV News has the full story. You may also wish to check out Hozan Alan Senauke’s recent piece on Burma’s future