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Aung San Suu Kyi


Leader from the Burmese political party Country wide Group for Democracy who was simply awarded the Nobel Tranquility Award in 1991 on her behalf advocacy of non-violent level of resistance. She was elected to the low house from the Burmese parliament in 2012. In 1991, after her NLD party apparently gained the Burmese election, the reigning armed forces junta place her under home arrest, expecting to marginalize her. She became the very first girl to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar. Her mom, Khin Kyi, was also a prominent politics amount in the newly-formed Burmese federal government after the nation gained its self-reliance from Britain. She acquired two kids with ex-husband Michael Arts. She’s been in comparison to Nelson Mandela within the unwavering dedication to reform her country’s federal government, as well as the lengthy imprisonment she experienced because of this.

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Full Name Aung San Suu Kyi
Date Of Birth June 19, 1945
Place Of Birth Myanmar
Profession World Leader
Education SOAS, University of London, University of Oxford, St Hugh's College, Oxford, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Nationality Burmese
Spouse Michael Aris
Children Alexander Aris, Kim Aris
Parents Aung San, Khin Kyi
Siblings Aung San Oo, Aung San Lin, Aung San Chit
Awards Nobel Peace Prize, Sakharov Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal, Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, International Simón Bolívar Prize, Olof Palme Prize, Wallenberg Medal, Freedom of the City of Dublin, Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace, MTV Europe Music Free Your Mind Award
Star Sign Gemini

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1She was awarded an honorary A.C. (Companion of the Order of Australia) on May 24, 1996 for her services of her outstanding leadership and great personal courage in the struggle to bring democracy to Burma.
2Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was again put under 'protective custody' after clashes between her National League for Democracy and government forces in May 2003. Her detention has caused international concern. The United Nations, Australia, France, Japan, Sweden, Thailand and the United Kingdom have called for her release. [June 2003]
3Earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her efforts as a Burmese human rights activist, writer, and cofounder of the National League for Democracy, the country's most powerful opposition party. For her "treasonous" political activities, which consisted of journeying (sometimes by bullock cart or boat) the length and breadth of Burma to speak out against the dictatorship, she was placed under house arrest in July, 1989. When the Nobels of 1991 were announced, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said: "She became the leader of a democratic opposition which employs nonviolent means to resist a regime characterized by brutality. Suu Kyi's struggle is one of the most extraordinary examples of civil courage in Asia in recent decades."
4Her name is pronounced ahng san soo chee.



Beyond Rangoon1995photograph source



60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Opposition Leader (segment "The New Burma")
Infrarouge2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain2012DocumentaryHerself
Efter Tio2011TV SeriesHerself
Burma: A Human Tragedy2011DocumentaryHerself
Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land2008DocumentaryHerself
Der Frieden und sein Preis - Das Vermächtnis des Alfred Nobel2001TV Short documentaryHerself - Laureate 1991

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Insiders2011TV SeriesHerself
Aung San Suu Kyi: Lady of No Fear2010DocumentaryHerself

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1We should not depend on U.S. sanctions to keep up the momentum for democracy.
2On success: At the root of human responsibility is the concept of perfection, the urge to achieve it, the intelligence to find a path towards it, and the will to follow the path, if not to the end at least the distance needed to rise above the individual limitations and environmental impediments.
3On personal power: If you give in to intimidation, you'll go on being intimidated.
4[on her father, Aung San, former Burmese nationalist leader who is known as the father of modern Burma:] "It was only when I grew older and started collecting material on his life and achievements that I began to learn what he had really been like and how much he had managed to achieve in his thirty-two years. Not only did I then conceive an admiration for him as a patriot and statesman but I developed a strong sense of empathy as I discovered many similarities in our attitudes. It is perhaps because of this strong bond that I came to feel such a deep sense of responsibility for the welfare of my country."

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