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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted by on May. 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, what was formerly recognized as Rangoon. She was educated in India and England, where she attended the University of Oxford. There, she met a man named Michael Aris and soon they were married.

In 1988, Aung returned to Myanmar, sharing her new revelations about democracy inspired by Martin Luther King and Mahatma Ghandi. Also in that year, she created the National League for Democracy (also known as NLD).

In July 1989, Aung was put under house arrest by the military government for appearing at and creating mass gatherings about democracy. The problem was that mass gathering were illegal in Myanmar.

While still under house arrest, in May 1990, 80% of the seats in Parliament were elected to the NDL. However, the government refused to allow the seats to be taken.

On July 10, 1995, Aung was released from house arrest, yet she refused to leave the country because if she left, she could never return again. She continued spreading the thoughts of democracy because she thought Myanmar needed democracy to survive. After all, Myanmar has one of the worst human rights ratings in the world.

In 1990, Aung won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and also the Nobel Prize in 1991. In 1996, Aung was once more put under virtual house arrest, although she still received her doctor of laws degree in Washington D.C. at American University in 1997 and wrote a book titled Freedom from Fear and Other Writings about her father and Myanmar.

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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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While still under house arrest, in May 1990, 80% of the seats in Parliament were elected to the NDL. However, the government refused to allow the seats to be taken.

That is awesome!! 

Charizma77
by Carissa on May. 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Cool, thanks!
countrygirlkat
by Member on May. 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM

It is easy to forget that there are so many people who don't have the freedoms that we have come to take for granted here in the USA.  Thanks for sharing. 

jerzeetomato
by Bronze Member on May. 26, 2012 at 10:37 PM

A woman worthy of recognition.

mamivon2
by on May. 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

cool.. thanks for the article

ceciliam
by on May. 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Cool!

KaylaMillar
by on May. 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I love reading these
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM
Totally and YW!

Quoting countrygirlkat:

It is easy to forget that there are so many people who don't have the freedoms that we have come to take for granted here in the USA.  Thanks for sharing. 

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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 27, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Glad you ladies are enjoying these!
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