Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Full name: Aung San Suu Kyi
Birth date:
June 19, 1945
Birth place:
Yangon, Myanmar
Education:
University of Oxford
Occupation:
Activist, Politician
Years active: 1988-present
Spouse (s):
Michael Aris
Religion:
Buddhist
Zodiac sign:
Gemini

Aung San Suu Kyi is a politician, author and diplomat of Myanmar. Once, she was known as a leader of non-violent democracy activist in the country, now the lady is criticized around the world for her inactivity about the Rohingya’s issues.

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for Non-Violence and Peaceful Movement against Militaryism but more than four lac people signed a petition to take off the Novel Peace Price from the leader due to Rohingya’s nuisance in her country.

Aung San Suu Kyi Early Life:

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945, in Yangon, Myanmar to Aung San and Khin Kyi. Her father Aung San was the prime minister of British Burma and the mother Khin Kyi was appointed the ambassador to India in 1960. She was named after her father name ‘Aung San’ and mother last name ‘Kyi’. Her early life was shaped by hardship as the father was assassinated by rivals in 1947.

Aung San Suu Kyi was the youngest child of three children of parents. She had two brothers, Aung San Lin and Aung San Oo. Her brother Aung San Lin died at the age of eight. Aung San Suu Kyi studied at Methodist English High School in Burma. She also attends high school in India. Then the female leader studied philosophy politics and economics at the University of Oxford. From the university, she received B.A. in 1967.

In 1988, the non-violent activist leader Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Burma due to care for dying mother, eventually, her life took a dramatic change.

Aung San Suu Kyi Career:

Not a politician, Aung San Suu Kyi kicked off her life journey as a housewife. When she came to the country that was the time the protest going on demand of democracy across the country, she didn’t keep away herself from the movement. Then she formed the political party National League for Democracy of Myanmar.

She turned into the eyesore of military junta as she established a political party. In 1989, she was put under house arrest and her family life comes to an end. Then she spends nearly two decades under house arrest and imprisonment.

Aung San Suu Kyi met with her husband for the last time in 1995 on Christmas day but didn’t allow to meet with boys. Four years later, her husband died. Within twelve years, she met with the youngest son in 2010. If Suu Kyi wanted she could have been released but once she left the country never allowed to return the country. So she chose prison life for the country and its people.

Personal Life:

In 1972, Aung San Suu Kyi married Michael Aris, a scholar in Bhutanese studies whom she met during the time of Oxford. The couple has two children- Alexander and Kim.

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