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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to travel to Hawaii to accept award

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:28 a.m. HST, Nov 16, 2012

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Hawaii in January to accept an award and deliver the keynote address at the Rotary Global Peace Forum meeting in Honolulu.

Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka of Japan will present the Hawaii Rotary Global Peace Award to the Nobel laureate in recognition of her commitment to non-violent activism on behalf of democracy and human rights in Myanmar.

The Honolulu meeting is one of three the Rotary organization is holding to advance peace and understanding throughout the world. Tanaka will convene similar meetings in Berlin this month and in Hiroshima in May.

Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members. There are 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary announced the award on Thursday.

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Mythman wrote:
Wow, this is Big! It was only two or three years ago that this very newspaper ran a story about the Meth coming to Hawaii being manufactured and shipped out of Burma and then being transhipped to the mainland - all without Hawaii inspecting containers as the ruse. After the Nationalists and Mao's army stopped fighting, thousands of Nationalist soldiers went to Burma.
on November 16,2012 | 07:08AM
allie wrote:
heroic lady!
on November 16,2012 | 07:57AM
nuuanusam wrote:
Classy lady! Challenged a brutal dictatorship for democracy of her country. Never compromised, being persecuted for the past 20 years and never bent. My idol!
on November 16,2012 | 09:00AM
ejkorvette wrote:
I'm sure the Hawaii bloodsuckers(officials, tourism maggots) will pay her handsomely, and try to turn her visit into a money making scheme off of her name and visit to Hawaii.
on November 16,2012 | 12:15PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Troll alert! Take your hate and get gback under the bridge.
on November 16,2012 | 12:26PM
CloudForest wrote:
Modern day hero !! Welcome to Hawaii we are so blessed to have you grace us with you presence!
on November 17,2012 | 06:06AM
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