London: A group of British academicians honoured pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her long standing fight for political justice and democracy in Myanmar.
The citation read, “her persistent championing of the cause of democracy in Myanmar has been at a huge personal cost, having spent more than 10 years in detention under a repressive military regime. Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international symbol of resistance via her principled leadership of the National League for Democracy”.
“Despite the personal cost of her principled refusal to buckle to the Junta’s demands, she remains absolutely determined to bring about peace and democracy in Myanmar,” it further said.
The award was accepted by Zoya Phan of the Burma Campaign UK on behalf of the leader who is under detention.
The awards are based on nominations received from Political Studies Association (PSA)’s nearly 1,700 politics professors, lecturers and researchers and the final decision is taken by a panel.
PSA is one of the leading organizations in the UK dedicated to developing and promoting the study of politics.