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Democracy leader Suu Kyi sees 'beacon of hope' in isles

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 27, 2013

~~<p>Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her steadfast efforts to move Myanmar toward democracy, said that Hawaii's tradition of multiethnic cooperation and tolerance holds lessons for her homeland.</p>
<p>&quot;In some respects, you could say that my country of Burma is not unlike Hawaii,&quot; Suu Kyi said Saturday evening in a keynote speech to the Rotary Global Peace Forum at the Hawai&lsquo;i Convention Center. &quot;We benefit from a rich diversity of ethnic groups. Our traditional culture is one of hospitality and warmth.</p>
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Aung San Suu Kyi, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her steadfast efforts to move Myanmar toward democracy, said that Hawaii's tradition of multiethnic cooperation and tolerance holds lessons for her homeland.

"In some respects, you could say that my country of Burma is not unlike Hawaii," Suu Kyi said Saturday evening in a keynote speech to the Rotary Global Peace Forum at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. "We benefit from a rich diversity of ethnic groups. Our traditional culture is one of hospitality and warmth. Login for more...



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