Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the famous freedom fighter of Myanmar. She had also been known as the leading face of the Pro-Democracy movement along with this she is also famous for being the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of very renowned freedom fighter and she advocates for non violence.

Born: June 19, 1945 (age 69), Yangon, Myanmar
Spouse: Michael Aris (m. 1971–1999)
Children: Alexander Aris, Kim Aris
Parents: Aung San, Khin Kyi
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Sakharov Prize

Birth Details

Aung San Suu Kyi was born in the year 1945 on June 19th in the city Rangoon which is also the capital city of Myanmar. Her parents’ names were Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi.  Her Father was the architect of Burma’s Independence. She too followed the footprints of her father and emerged as the central figure of the Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi completed her education from the schools in Rangoon and completed her higher studies in India as she had to move from the city due to the appointment of her mother’s as Myanmar’s envoy in India in 1960. After graduating she went to Oxford University for her further studies and completed her studies in 1967.

Personal Biography

Aung San Suu Kyi after completing education joined UN Secretariat as Assistant Secretary in the year 1969. In the year 1972, she got married to Michael Aris. Immediately after their marriage they shifted to England and she gave birth to her first son Alexander. After 3 years she gave birth to her second son Kim. 

Career

After wandering for more than 20 years she returned to Myanmar in order to help her mother to get well and meanwhile she plunged into the uprising movement for the democracy nationwide. In 1988 she made her first political move and joined the National League for freedom and democracy as its secretary general. In 1989 she was kept for house arrest for the first time due to her speeches in the public rallies. She was kept in house arrest for 6 years and was released in 1995 and during this time she was re-elected as general secretary after the re-election announced in 1990. After her release she continued her fight for democracy. This increased her popularity and her international powers. The western countries tried to put pressure on her but yet she continued her fight with the help of her neighbouring countries. Later in the year 1996 she was again kept under house arrest and was barred to move out of Rangoon but released in 2002 with the indication by the military government that she is free to pursue her political career as a leader of the NLD. 

Awards & Achievements

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1991 and also she was the leader of the National League for Democracy.

Quotes

"It is not power that corrupts but fear."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"If you're feeling helpless, help someone."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear"
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear"
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"We will surely get to our destination if we join hands."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development."
- Aung San Suu Kyi

"Fear is a habit; I am not afraid."
- Aung San Suu Kyi


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