After a triumphant tour of Europe, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Myanmar on Saturday. Hundreds of cheering supporters welcomed democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi back to Myanmar. Supporters were chanting, “We are proud of you Mother Suu! Long Live Dr. Aung San Suu Kyi!”
Suu Kyi, 67, will now prepare for the re-opening of Myanmar’s fledgling parliament in Naypyidaw on Wednesday when she will take her place — alongside her National League for Democracy (NLD) colleagues — as an elected MP for the first time.
On her first visit to Europe in more than two decades the Nobel Peace laureate — who spent almost two decades under house arrest — visited Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Britain and France.
She delivered a long delayed Nobel lecture, was honoured at her alma mater Oxford University, met pop stars and politicians and charmed the European public with speeches on her decades of struggle and her hopes for Myanmar.