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It's good to be back even though it is quite daunting as I had no idea what to post on when I clicked onto my blog again after two weeks completely away from the news media. 

However coming home to delightful news this week that Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to give her belated acceptance speech for her Nobel Prize award first given to her in 1991 is a great way to re- enter the blogging world.

Thorbjørn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee, who introduced her, said: 

"Today's event is one of the most remarkable in the entire history of the Nobel prizes … We hope that Liu Xiaobo , the Chinese political activist, will not have to wait as long as you have before he can come to Oslo."

Jagland recalled how, when the peace prize celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001 with more than 30 laureates in attendance, "we left one chair empty for her".

Click below for the moving video of Aung San Suu Kyi's speech given on 16th June in Oslo, Norway this week.

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