Suu Kyi issued first passport in 24 years

Newly-elected Aung Sang Suu Kyi was issued her first passport in 24 years on Tuesday in preparation for planned trips to Norway and Britain. Suu Kyi had to turn over her passport in 1988 when she returned to Burma from the United Kingdom to take care of her ailing mother. She has not been able to leave the country since, missing her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony, and a chance to visit her British husband before his death to cancer in 1999. Suu Kyi remarked that being able to consider foreign invitations is “great progress.”

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