Myanmar opposition activist Aung San Suu Kyi collected the European Union democracy prize she was awarded more than two decades ago while under house arrest.
The Oxford College where Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken her portrait down from public display. This follows international criticism over her role in her country’s humanitarian crisis.
World leaders have said this speech is Aung San Suu Kyi's last chance to avoid international action against Myanmar. A crackdown on the country's Muslim minority has led to a mass exodus into Bangladesh.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to face misery in Bangladesh. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a "horrible" tragedy if Myanmar's leader Suu Kyi fails to act soon.
Myanmar's de facto leader has called off plans to attend the UN General Assembly. Critics are calling for the Nobel laureate to be stripped of her peace prize amid reports of "ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya.
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