Aung San Su Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s legitimate leader of the pro-democracy movement and a leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar (Burma). She is one of the world most famous freedom fighters and advocates of non-violence movement. Suu Kyi followed her father’s footsteps as a central figure of pro-democracy in Myanmar. She is active in politics in 1988, however Suu Kyi have spent most of her time under several house arrest and bans from the military junta. She has won many national and international awards including Sakharov Prize from the European Parliament in 1990, United States Presidential
Medal of Freedom, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award from India and Rafto Human Rights Prize and was awarded the honorary Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle against the dictatorship in year 1991.
In her early life, Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19 June, 1945 in Rangoon, capital city of Myanmar ( Burma). Her father, Aung San was formerly the prime minister of British
Burma and the architect of Burma’s independence. However, he was assassinated by his rivals in 1947. Suu Kyi’s mother, Daw Khin Kyi was working in the External Affairs
Ministry in Myanmar and was appointed as Myanmar’s ambassador to India in 1960.
Aung San Suu Kyi completed her primary and high school in Rangoon, the capital of
Burma and she moved to India. She was graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi in 1964. Later on, she went to Oxford Universities for further studies and completed her BA in philosophy, politics and economics at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University in 1967.
In 1988, Suu Kyi returned to Burma to nurse her ailing mother and she started her first political action due to the resignation of the dictator General Ne Win on July 23, 1988.
She began wrote an open letter to the military government that asked to establish human rights and democracy to the…...

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