Aung San Suu Kyi Receives 2012 Global Citizen Award
Democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the 2012 Global Citizen Award during a ceremony in New York.
The award recognizes people who work internationally to tackle global challenges.
Suu Kyi said her house arrest spanning nearly two decades was by choice and that the ultimate payoff remains to be seen.
[Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar Opposition Leader]:
"...And so really, I deserve no praise for it, nor do I really deserve compassion for any of the problems I might have met along the way because it was my choice."
"The ultimate, the best way in which we can repay those who have stood with us through the hard years, the most difficult times, will be to prove that there can be a happy ending to long struggles."
Amongst those who were also awarded... Music legend Quincy Jones for his song We Are the World, and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.