Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Continuing News Updates Are Here
Her Personal Story Is Below
November 19, 2012
New Hope For The Future
For those who have long followed Suu Kyi’s struggle to free her people,
recent International News events were a sweet reward.
April 5, 2012
The elections are over in Myanmar and Suu Kyi and her party
are celebrating their long awaited victory.
You can also rejoice for her and her people with the story and video below.
Myanmar is now entering the promised land of freedom and democracy
with the courageous leader who never gave up or gave in to tyranny.
Suu Kyi can now take her rightful place in history in the country
for which she has given everything.
February 8, 2012
Suu Kyi Is Ready To Take Back Her Country!
This is such wonderful news for one who has given everything
nearly her entire life for the freedom of her people.
Now she and Myanmar are about to embark on the joyous journey
that they have waited for since 1988.
The Struggle To Free Burma – Suu Kyi’s Story
Aung San Suu Kyi, pronounced Ong San Soo Chee,
was born into a military family in Burma,
or Myanmar, as it is commonly referred to today.
Burma, a country directly between China and India,
has a population of over 50 million people
whose principal religion is Buddhism.
Kyi became a keeper of her people much by default.
Her father, General Bogyoke Aung San, a National Hero
who was near to liberating the Country from English rule,
was assassinated when she was just two,
her baby brother drowned and her older brother
left the country to go live in America.
After her fathers murder, Suu Kyi’s mother,
Daw Kin Kyi became deeply involved
in the country’s Humanitarian rights
and was appointed Ambassador to India.
The two then began to travel together extensively.
Suu Kyi was very well educated at multiple Universities,
including the University of Oxford.
When she went to New York to continue her studies,
she met fellow Burmese U. Tant, who was then
Secretary-General of the United Nations
and became his assistant.
Her marriage in 1972 to Tibetan scholar, Dr. Michael Aris,
whom she had met years earlier at a friends home,
would take her life in a new direction.
They traveled to Bhutan where he was a tutor to the Royal family
and would continue to travel and work together for several years.
She continued to write while her two sons were growing up.
In 1988, when Suu Kyi went home to take care of her very ill mother,
the country began yet another violent, tumultuous trend,
propelling her into her first activities in politics.
Upon her mothers death in 1989,
Suu Kyi pledges that she will take over the work
started by her mother and father to promote and
protect the freedom of her people and her country,
thus beginning her life in and out of prison.
While she is imprisoned, the elections are held
giving an overwhelming victory to her party,
the National League for Democracy, the NLD
of which she is the head.
But this election in 1990 and the clear results are
not recognized by the overthrown group, the SLROC,
and she remains jailed.
Suu Kyi at the NGO Forum August 31, 1995
Photo credit: US State Department
Suu Kyi receives numerous Human Rights Awards during
this period, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991,
and in 2000, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom Award,
which her sons must accept on her behalf,
as she refuses to leave the country for fear
that she will not be allowed to return.
A dedicated, lifelong peacekeeper, Aung San Suu Kyi,
is one of only nine women to win this prestigious award.
World Wide demand begins to rapidly increase for
her release following these awards and in 1995
she is finally released from house arrest.
Her beloved husband succumbs to cancer in 1999.
He had not been allowed to see his wife since 1995
and they are not permitted to say goodbye.
She mourns his loss at home in Rangon
with those who came to comfort her.
Suu Kyi had remained apart for many years from
her two sons and her husband who lived in
England, to do what she believed was the
best thing for her people and her country.
Her fight, her struggle, to bring Democracy back to the
people is the ultimate sacrifice any mortal can make.
nor travel to Burma, until there is peace once more
and her people are given back their freedom.
She is determined, as was Gandhi,
that Peace and Democracy can be achieved
through non violent means.
Suu Kyi’s life today remains as ever in the hope that
outsiders will intervene in their struggle against
the oppressive Military Regime that has held
her Country hostage for over forty years
and stop the slaughter of her people.
The Mother of Myanmar, as she is called by her people,
Suu Kyi now spends most of her time in prayer,
at her home on Inya Lake in Yangon,
the capital of Burma/Myanmar,
and means “end of the fight”.
To date, Suu Kyi has served 15 of the past 21 years
in and out of prison and under house arrest.
In similarity to one she admires, Mahatma Gandhi,
her containment has only fanned the fires of
In a perfect world, two future Presidents of their countries.
Suu Kyi, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Dec. 2011
The strength that this remarkable woman has demonstrated
nearly her entire life should give each of us pause.
Would any one of us be able to endure what she
has in the name of Freedom or Democracy?
Kyi’s home on Inya Lake Photo by Steven Brookes
These final web pages show how the situation stands at this point.