Canada Honours Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi

May 05, 2008
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA – Canada has granted honorary citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi, the legendary crusader for democratic reform in Burma. Suu Kyi's first cousin Sein Win accepted the honour Monday on her behalf as the coastal nation in Southeast Asia reels from a deadly cyclone.


It's feared that up to 10,000 people died in the devastating storm, and thousands of people desperately need clean drinking water, food and shelter. Win thanked Canada for the tribute on Parliament Hill and for a $2-million donation to help cyclone survivors.
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