Aung San Suu Kyi : The Beauty And The Beast

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi : unseen photos

Aung San Suu Kyi, the political icon of Myanmar (Burma), needs no introduction. This hub is not about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi , but about her beautiful photos rarely seen by the public. You would have noticed that each photo of hers even at her present age, exudes a beautiful regal aura in her character.

Who is the beast then? None other than the person who forcefully imprisoned her, depriving her of her proper status as an elected politician. He is by no means the handsome prince.

Below is a brief biodata of Aung San Suu Kyi :

  • Date of birth 19 June 1945.
  • The father of Aung San Suu Kyi, Aung San, founded the modern Burmese army and negotiated Burma's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. He was assassinated in the same year. (See Youtube video below for "a brief history".)
  • B.A in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Oxford) in 1969.
  • Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1985.
  • Married Michael Aris in 1972. He was a scholar of Tibetan culture.
  • General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD) which was formed on 27 September 1988.
  • Under forced detention, she was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
  • She is still under forced detention to this day. (Breaking News: Aung San Suu Kyi was released today Saturday, 13 November, 2010. See Youtube below. It is quite disturbing that the crowd could get so close to her. One lady could even grab her and kiss her. And she stood high in front of her gate facing thousands of supporters.

    This is very distressful for me. It is very very dangerous to expose her like that.
    )
  • Her philosophy: Non-violence as influenced by Mahatma Gandhi, and Buddhism.
  • Affectionately addressed as Daw Suu by fellow Burmese. "Daw" being an honorific similar to madam for older, revered women. It literally means "aunt".

Take your time to view the photos and the follow-up Youtube videos.

Spare a thought for Aung San Suu Kyi and may she regain her rightful place in time to come.

(Latest update 22 Dec 2010 : Don't miss the last Youtube below, brilliantly presented by one of my readers dedicated to Daw Suu)

New Year’s Day, 1972, Chelsea registry office in London. Aung San Suu Kyi and Michael Aris married, aged 26 and 25 respectively.

Aung San Suu Kyi at her wedding reception, following a Buddhist blessing at a family friend’s London home.

Aung San Suu Kyi on the snowy slopes of a mountain in Bhutan in 1971. Further up the hill, at Taktsang temple, Michael had proposed to her.

The future Nobel laureate riding a mule up a mountain in Bhutan, 1971

Her husband-to-be, Michael Aris, riding a yak in Bhutan, where he was a tutor to the royal family, 1971

Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, Daw Khin Kyi, meets her grandson, Alexander, for the first time on a family visit to Rangoon. Michael Aris stands at the back. 197

A family picnic in Grantown-on-Spey. Aung San Suu Kyi with her husband (with the beard) and two sons Alexander and Kim. The woman in the back wearing the headsc

1970/1980 on the lawn of her father-in-law’s house in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, Aung San Suu Kyi plays with her two sons, Alexander (in the braces) and Kim.

From 1973 to 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi devoted her time and energy to motherhood in Oxford where her husband was an academic.

Having a barbecue on a family holiday to the Norfolk Broads in the early 1980s

Aung San Suu Kyi

Tracy Huang

Two age-defying beauties with uncanny similarities

This is perhaps a long shot from my own imagination. Take a look at the two photos below. One is Aung San Suu Kyi and the other is Tracy Huang.

These two personalities belong to a vastly different spectrum of popularity and adulation. However, to me, when I see Aung San Suu Kyi, she reminds me of Tracy Huang; and vise versa. They seem to possess an uncanny similarities in appearance. Look at those eyes; bearing in mind that both are Asians!

I stand corrected for my poor eyesight and shallow perception.

Aung San Suu Kyi : The Freedom Song

A Tribute To Aung San Suu Kyi In Burmese

WARNING: THIS VIDEO HAS SOME GRAPHIC FOOTAGE WHICH MAY CAUSE DISTRESS

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Comments 20 comments

Kevin Schofield 6 years ago

Hi Good Guy. Excellent hub about a remarkable woman. Kind regards, Kev.


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for visiting and comment.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Wonderfully done and truly sad though - another example of how ill-treated some remarkable women are treated so badly. Glad you focused on her!


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Akirchner,

Thanks for commenting. History has proven that all evil regimes will fall in due course.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I have heard about Aung San Suu Kyi many times. She was really a good fighter, she never give up to show the truth. But Government doesn't give a chance to her. I know she was really beautiful. Thanks for share the pictures of her. I really enjoy this hub, include the video. Thumbs up for you.

Prasetio


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Wow, now the ever popular (my neighbour*) Presatio is reading my hubs. I am indeed honoured by your presence.

Thank you for visiting and Vote Up.

(* Presatio is from Indonesia, and I Malaysia.)


Aawaaz! 6 years ago

Hi, good guy! great Job.

I became the fan of SUU KYI story some five years ago. Till date, I have also read some of her biography books. I have only been getting to see in these books Suu Kyii remained in Bhutan in 70/80S, but no where have I read for how long,(and from which year to which year) did she remain there. However, I do know, her Husband Michael Aris was the Royal tutor then. Right now I have a book named, THE RAVEN CROWN, in my hand written by him. I put up this question for you, as you cleared one of my doubts of her stay in Bhutan. have you any idea how long (when to when) did she stay there?


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi Aawaaz,

I am sorry I don't know the answer to your question.

It is good news to know that she was "released" from detention today, Saturday 13 November 2010.


Aawaaz 6 years ago

Thank you so much.

That's okay. I read the news. Great day!

Aawaaz


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realfree 6 years ago from Indonesia

I love this article.


deb 6 years ago

Thanks for writing about this..


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi deb,

You're welcome. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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char4u.com 5 years ago

Aung San Suu Kyi is my idol, I adore her great courage and talents in pushing forward the freedom and democracy for her country!


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi char4u.com,

She is the quintessence of a peace-loving Buddhist. Unfortunately, in the world of brutal politics, peaceful negotiations seem to go no where, simply because the perpetrators of evil only know violence.


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char4u.com 5 years ago

I could not agree with you more. I read many materials about her on Squidoo and yours is the most detailed one of her life so far. I will recommend it to my friends who also love Aung San Suu Kyi.


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Good Guy 5 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi char4u.com,

Thanks for your interest shown here.


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Prisana 5 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

What a wonderful hub! Where did you get those beautiful pictures of her?? I've never seen them before and I've been an admire of hers for quite some time. Hard to believe that she is still free. I honestly didn't believe that her release would last longer than a week. Voted Up! Thank you so much for sharing those amazing pictures!


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alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Thank you for sharing with us these wonderful pictures of an exceptional lady. I am convinced she has a great future in front of her.

Her stature is on a par as that of Nelson Mandella.

Ian.


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Bob Zermop 4 years ago from California, USA

A lovely hub about an incredible figure. Her stand for freedom and peace is extremely inspiring, and I wish her and Burma the best. Thank you for sharing the photos.


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Anna Sternfeldt 3 years ago from Svenljunga, Sweden

Interesting to read about her history and see photos from her younger age. Especially now when the situation has changed. A remarkable woman.

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