Aung San Suu Kyi on first foreign trip in 24 years

  • Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Thailand on her first trip outside the country in more than two decades.

    She is attending the World Economic Forum on East Asia.

    For the past 24 years, the pro-democracy leader has either been under house arrest or feared that if she left Myanmar she would not be allowed back in.

    Recent reforms, however, that led to her election to parliament last month have eased concerns over her return.

    Suu Kyi was given a passport earlier this month. She plans to travel to Norway in June to formally accept the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991. She will also visit the UK where she has family.

    It is reported that she will also go to Geneva, Paris and Ireland.