Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Global Vision Award at the Asia Society Awards Dinner earlier this evening at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Unable to leave Burma, Daw Aung accepted the award via a recorded video message, which you can watch below.
Following a fraudulent referendum on a new constitution in May 2008, and a blatantly rigged election in November 2010, Burma/Myanmar's new president, TheinSein, has taken some surprising and, for many, unexpected steps.
It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San SuuKyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and SuuKyi share a startling physical resemblance.
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