Yangon: The UN has given Aung San Suu Kyi a
10-year-old peace award delayed by her long house arrest.
A UN official visiting Myanmar presented Suu Kyi with its
Mandanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and
The prize is named after an Indian writer and
Myanmar's former ruling junta had Suu Kyi under house
arrest when she was named for the prize in 2002.
The Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation said in a statement that its chief Ryuhei Hosoya
delivered the prize.
First Published: Monday, February 13, 2012, 20:39