Who Is Aung San Suu Kyi ?  

Aung San Suu Kyi is a pro democracy leader of Burma. Not only this, she is also a Nobel Prize winner and symbolizes the struggle of Burma that was initiated by the people in order to get independence from the Great Britain. She was born in the year 1945 to Burma’s hero who fought for its independence.

Her father, Aung San, was assassinated at a time when she was just 2 years old. She had been detained for more than 13 years under Burma for her campaigning favoring human rights as well as democracy in the country. She was also found guilty the terms of her house arrest on August 11, 209 and thus sentenced for a further 18 months house arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi completed her education from Burma, United Kingdom and India altogether. During her studies in the Oxford, she met with Michael Aris who was a Tibet scholar; and they got married to each other in the year 1972. In 1999, her husband died due to cancer in London, and during this time she was in Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi was detained several times and it seemed quite a habitual aspect as she was first of all detained in 1989-1995, then again during 2000-2002. She was once again detained in March 2003.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been a winner in all aspects and she received several awards & prizes for all her contributions. She has been awarded with innumerable international awards that include the Nobel Prize as well. The others included the Sakharov Prize awarded by the European Parliament as well as the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Who Is Aung San Suu Kyi




Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-Biography      Aung San Suu Kyi is an opposition politician as well as the former General Secretary working with the National League for Democracy in Burma. She was born on 19th June 1945 in the city of Yangon. During the general election held in 1990, she got around 59 percent national votes, and some people believed that this showed that she was the elected prime minister. But, she was detained in Myanmar under house arrest much before the elections. Out of the total time period of 20 years, she already has completed 14 years. More..




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