Reuters : Clinton to Award Myanmar’s Suu Kyi U.S. Medaljeudi 7 décembre 2000
Source : Reuters
From Reuters :
Clinton to Award Myanmar’s Suu Kyi U.S. Medal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Clinton (news - web sites) will award the U.S. PresidentialMedal of Freedom to Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, honoring theNobel Peace Prize winner for promoting democracy through dialogue.
Suu Kyi’s son Alexander Aris will accept the medal, America’s highest civilian honor, at a WhiteHouse ceremony because his mother remains in Myanmar under de facto house arrest imposedby the country’s military rulers.
``The president wants to recognize and support Aung San Suu Kyi’s courageous quest fordemocracy through peaceful dialogue,’’ said White House spokesman Jake Siewert.
Myanmar’s ruling generals have confined Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, to herresidence with all diplomatic access barred and her telephone line cut for more than two months.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won Myanmar’s last general election in 1990 bya landslide but has never been allowed to govern. Myanmar’s ruling generals say the country isnot ready for democracy.