Aung San Suu Kyi serves Lipton at state banquet

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Aung San Suu Kyi serves Lipton at state banquet

Post by Saiua » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:10 am

Trouble was brewing in Burma on Wednesday after Aung San Suu Kyi was criticised by the grandson of former dictator General Ne Win over her choice of tea at a state banquet.

Aye Ne Win said serving Lipton tea at the state dinner on Tuesday night was a “disgrace”.

“OMG [oh my god] who serves Lipton Tea for State Dinner! Such a disgrace,” he wrote on Facebook. “It should be at least Twinning's, Earl Grey or Fortnum and Mason's Queen Anne Tea.”

The 39-year-old business tycoon referred to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as “Old Girl” and implied she was being cheap.

Full story: Telegraph

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