Trivia: How does Southeast Asia treat its first and only winner of the Nobel Prize?

Answer: The home country throws her into prison (okay, it was commuted to home arrest…) and others in the region do nothing.

BANGKOK — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, was sentenced Tuesday to three years of hard labor for violating the terms of her house arrest, but her sentence was quickly commuted to a new term of house arrest of up to 18 months. [Pro-Democracy Leader in Myanmar Is Convicted. Seth Mydans. New York Times. August 11 2009]

Not much of an incentive to win a Nobel Prize, eh?

2 Responses to “[2056] Of not much of an incentive”

  1. on 12 Aug 2009 at 01:26 emchan

    didn’t this verdict change?

  2. on 12 Aug 2009 at 13:12 Hafiz Noor Shams

    nope. the verdict didn’t change. she’s found guilty. only the sentence has been commuted.

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