Suu Kyi given Myanmar passport
Myanmar has issued opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a passport, her party said yesterday, as the former political prisoner prepares to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years.
The 66-year-old democracy icon, who spent much of the last two decades locked up in her Yangon home by Myanmar's former junta, plans to visit Oslo next month to finally accept her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in person.
"We were informed on Friday that Daw Suu got her passport. Her passport is in her hand now," a spokesman for National League for Democracy (NLD) party said.
Suu Kyi began applying for her Myanmar travel documents soon after she was elected to parliament in landmark April 1 by-elections.