June 14th, 2012
06:58 AM ET

Suu Kyi lays out 'ambitious' plan for Myanmar

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi called for the rule of law, an end to ethnic conflict and strong democratic institutions in Myanmar as she began a historic first trip to Europe after decades of house arrest.

"Am I overly ambitious?" she asked, then smiled. "Well, perhaps. I am ambitious."

The audience erupted in laughter and cheers as she declared that she was speaking not as a representative of govenment, then grinned and added: "Not yet, anyway."

Suu Kyi compared her home country to South American countries that have moved from dictatorship to democracy as she began the speech.

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  1. banasy©

    I wish her all the luck in the world.
    If Myanmar has politi tians in place like we do here, she can call for whatever she wants; she'll have a heck of a time getting anything implemented...
    Still, all the best to her, after the journey she's traveled to get where she is today.

    June 14, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Obama Mama

    @banasy Ditto.
    Humor the best medicine to help recovery in Myanmar.

    June 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |