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Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi flies with Mountain Helicopters Pvt. Ltd.



Mountain Helicopters Pvt Ltd had the privilege of flying with Myanmar opposition leader and the Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at the center, Captain Pasang Norbu Sherpa at the right and Captain Hira Dahal at the Left. Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, the fourth person ever to receive the honour. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal. On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was also presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.


Captain Pasang Norbu Sherpa welcoming Aung San Suu Kyi on behalf of Mountain Helicopters Pvt. Ltd.

On 1 April 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced that she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house.