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Aung San Suu Kyi Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Burma's Democracy Leader

Updated on March 21, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Democracy Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Aung San Suu Kyi (pronounced Ong San Soo Chee) Burma's pro-democracy leader, Burmese opposition politician, chairperson of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace laureate, symbolises the struggle of Burma's people to be free from under one of the world's most BRUTAL regimes. "Like the South African leader Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression."

In April 2012 she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house.

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"Finally, let me speak directly to all of the people of Burma. Your dream of democracy is not forgotten, nor is it yours to bear alone. America stands with you. We remain with you as your dedicated partner and we will work to hasten the coming of days when you will once again live in freedom, peace and prosperity." (U.S. Department of State Secretary Condoleezza Rice, May 29th 2006).

Aung San Suu Kyi will received the highest U.S. award, the Congressional Gold Medal, on visit to the USA in September 2012.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, was released from house arrest on 13th November 2010. However, there are hundreds of political prisoners still in prison in Burma. Check out the following sites to find out what needs to be done and how you can help."

Please support the struggle for democracy in Burma any way you can.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

Democracy in Burma: Support Human Rights --

Democracy in Burma: Support Human Rights
Democracy in Burma: Support Human Rights | Source

Voice of Hope

Aung San Suu Kyi, Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements
Aung San Suu Kyi, Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements

This book chronicles nine months' worth of Aung San Suu Kyi's conversations with British-born Alan Clements, a Burma expert and former Buddhist monk.

 

Book By Aung San Suu Ky

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest on and off since 1989, relied on her National League for Democracy party's food deliveries for sustenance.

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

Using video cassettes she sent out statements, including the keynote address to the NGO Forum at the U.N. International Women's Conference in Beijing in August 1995.

Aung San Suu Kyi-- Perfect Hostage

This book gives detailed background to Burmese political history, details about her father Aung San, and a detailed account on Aung San Suu Kyi's life, her upbringing, her marriage, education in Oxford England, her children and then her involvement in politics. It also details the atrocities carried out by the army on the people and especially the minority ethnic groups.

"She had foreseen that she would one day have to leave the comfortable family life in the UK to help her people. She's had many opportunities to leave Burma and lead a normal life but chose the noble path instead and continues to be present in Burma for her people."

Jim Carrey - Call to Action on Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi - Will You Act?

Jim Carrey calls for people to support the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. He also decries Burma's military regime for recruiting more child soldiers than any other country in the world, destroying 3,000 villages in eastern Burma, and forcing 1.5 million refugees to flee. He appeals to viewers to join two organizations: The Human Rights Action Center www.humanrightsactioncenter.org U.S. Campaign for Burma www.uscampaignforburma.org

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      TapIn2U 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for the information. Sundae ;-)

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      patinkc 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      @scar4: Thanks for sharing your thoughts here!

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      scar4 

      7 years ago

      Forever great heroine, I know her recently via BBC news.

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      kimmanleyort 

      8 years ago

      The more we hear about Aung San Suu Kyi the better. She is a real hero. Excellent lens!

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      sukkran trichy 

      9 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very informative lens. linked this page in to my lens Aung Sang Suu Kyi - Great Freedom Fighter.

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      ctavias0ffering1 

      10 years ago

      A noble and worthy cause to support. 5*

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