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Who is Daw Aung San Suu Kyi ?

Aung San SuuKyi was born on 19 June 1945. She is a Burmese politician and a diplomat, who became a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1991. Apart from that, she is also an author.Like the ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, she is a notable figure in peacekeeping efforts in Myanmar.

He is the founder of the Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), which carries out several actions to address humanitarian crises in many parts of the world. They both strive to re-establish global harmony. As a peace activist and a politician, Aung San SuuKyi's duties did not go without commotions. Let us explore the life of this renowned personality.

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Early life

Aung San SuuKyi is from a well-known family. She is the Aung San's daughter , Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar. Her mother is KhinKyi. She was born in Rangoon, British Burma. She graduated from the University of Delhi in 1964. Then,in 1968, she continued her studies and attended the University of Oxford, U.K. After that, she started her career at the United Nations, where she had worked for three years. In 1972, she got married with Michael Aris, who is English, who blessed her with two children.

Her beginning as a politician

Aung San SuuKyi cooperated with several retired army officials. They shared the same points of view, which is based on criticism over the military government. They created a political party, which was known as the National League for Democracy or NLD, in which she acted as the General Secretary, and then the leader.

Her political career rose to prominence. Soon, she became the State Counsellorof Myanmar, which was a new position at that time. Later, SuuKyi led the state into a government reform, which is partial democracy. Unfortunately, the reform resulted in the genocide of Rohingyas. However, this did not refrain civilians from protesting against the military junta.

She was a political prisoner

  • In the 1990s, there were elections in Myanmar, in which the majority of the seats in Parliament were to be given to the New League for Democracy. Sadly, however, the military government boycotted the election, and they remained in power despite the victory of the NLD.
  • Prior to the elections, Aung San SuuKyi had been under house arrest. In fact, she had been detained for almost 11 years, from 1989 to 2010.
  • Such a decision from the militia to turn over the power led to public unrest.

Her political party did not give up the fight for democracy

From 2010, further elections took place in Myanmar. The NLD gained the majority of the seats in parliament despite the struggle of the military party to remain in power. Then, Aung San SuuKyi became a Pithu Hluttaw MP. Soon after, her political party participated in the Assembly of the Union; however, she could not get elected as the head of the government because of her husband's and children's foreign nationality.

Her actions were not taken positively

Aung San SuuKyi got the title of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1991. She is distinguished for leading nonviolent protests against the military dictatorship in Myanmar. In spite of that, she faced harsh criticism from foreign countries due to the genocide of the Rohingyasin Rakhine State, and accusations overprotection of journalists.

Despite such criticism, she remained silent. This resulted in further criticism, which ended up in a petition about revoking her Nobel peace prize.


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