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Doctor of letters award for Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Australian National University in Canberra.

The Nobel Peace laureate and democracy activist received a standing ovation as ANU chancellor Gareth Evans conferred a doctorate of letters in a ceremony on 28 November. Evans said Suu Kyi’s “courage, dignity and steely determination” were an inspiration to many people throughout the world.

“We recognise you not only as the global icon for democracy you are, but also as a gritty, hands-on politician who brooks nothing – least of all linguistic authoritarianism,” Evans said.

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