Aung San Suu Kyi

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Aung San Suu Kyi
အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်၊ ဒေါ်
Aung San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011.jpg
Chairperson an General Secretary o
the Naitional League for Democracy
Assumed office
27 September 1988
Precedit bi Affice Creatit
Leader o the Opposeetion
Assumed office
2 Mey 2012
Preses Thein Sein
Precedit bi Tun Yi
Member o the Pyithu Hluttaw
for Kawhmu
Assumed office
2 Mey 2012
Precedit bi Soe Tint
Majority 46,730 (71.38%)[1]
Personal details
Born 19 Juin 1945 (1945-06-19) (age 70)
Rangoon, Breetish Burma
(nou Yangon)
Poleetical pairty Naitional League for Democracy
Spoose(s) Michael Aris (m. 1971; wid. 1999)
Relations Aung San (faither)
Khin Kyi (mither)
Bairns Alexander
Alma mater Varsity o Delhi
St Hugh's College, Oxford
SOAS, Varsity o Lunnon
Releegion Theravada Buddhism
Awairds Rafto Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
Jawaharlal Nehru Awaird
Internaitional Simón Bolívar Prize
Olof Palme Prize
Bhagwan Mahavir Warld Peace
Congressional Gowd Medal

Aung San Suu Kyi MP AC (Burmese: Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese).svg; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany, /ŋˌsæn.sˈ/,[2] Burmese pronunciation: [àʊɴ sʰáɴ sṵ tɕì]; born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposeetion politeecian an chairperson o the Naitional League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD wan 59% o the naitional votes an 81% (392 of 485) o the seats in Parliament.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] She haed, however, already been detained unner hoose arrest afore the elections. She remained unner hoose arrest in Burma for almaist 15 o the 21 years frae 20 Julie 1989 till her maist recent release on 13 November 2010,[10] acomin ane o the warld's maist prominent poletical prisoners.[11]

Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize an the Sakharov Prize for Freedom o Thought in 1990 an the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she wis awairdit the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Internaitional Unnerstaundin bi the govrenment o Indie an the Internaitional Simón Bolívar Prize frae the govrenment o Venezuela. In 2007, the Govrenment o Canadae made her an honorary ceetizen o that kintra,[12] the fowerth person ever tae receive the honour.[13] In 2011, she wis awairdit the Wallenberg Medal.[14] On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi wis also presentit wi the Congressional Gowd Medal, which is, alang wi the Presidential Medal o Freedom, the heichest civilian honour in the Unitit States.[15]

On 1 Aprile 2012, her pairty, the National League for Democracy, announced that she wis elected tae the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lawer hoose o the Burmese parliament, representin the constituency o Kawhmu;[16] her pairty an aa wan 43 o the 45 vacant seats in the lawer hoose.[17] The election results wur confirmed bi the offeecial electoral commission the followin day.[18]

On 6 Juin 2013, Suu Kyi annoonced on the Warld Economic Forum’s wabsteid that she wants tae run for the presidency in Myanmar's 2015 elections.[19]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Myanmar election commission announces NLD wins overwhelmingly in by-elections". Xinhua News Agency. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  2. "Aung San Suu Kyi". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. Aung San Suu Kyi should lead Burma, Pravda Online. 25 September 2007
  4. The Next United Nations Secretary-General: Time for a Woman. Equality November 2005.
  5. MPs to Suu Kyi: You are the real PM of Burma. The Times of India. 13 June 2007
  6. Walsh, John. (February 2006). Letters from Burma. Shinawatra International University.
  7. Deutsche Welle Article: Sentence for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi sparks outrage and cautious hope Quote: The NLD won a convincing majority in elections in 1990, the last remotely fair vote in Burma. That would have made Suu Kyi the prime minister, but the military leadership immediately nullified the result. Now her party must decide whether to take part in a poll that shows little prospect of being just.
  8. Sharpe, Penny. "Daw Aung San Suu Kyi". Penny Sharpe MLC. Archived frae the original on 30 March 2010. In 1990, Suu Kyi stood as the National League for Democracy's candidate for Prime Minister in the Burmese general election. The NLD won in a landslide but the military junta refused to hand over power. 
  9. twist in Aung San Suu Kyi's fate Article: How a Missouri Mormon may have thwarted democracy in Myanmar. By Patrick Winn — GlobalPost Quote: "Suu Kyi has mostly lived under house arrest since 1990, when the country's military junta refused her election to the prime minister's seat. The Nobel Peace Laureate remains backed by a pro-democracy movement-in-exile, many of them also voted into a Myanmar parliament that never was." Published: 21 May 2009 00:48 ETBANGKOK, Thailand
  10. Burma releases Aung San Suu Kyi. BBC News, 13 November 2010.
  11. Aye Aye Win, Myanmar's Suu Kyi Released From Hospital, Associated Press (via the Washington Post, 10 June 2006.
  12. "Canada makes Myanmar's Suu Kyi an honorary citizen". Reuters. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  13. "Update: Mawlana Hazar Imam is made an honorary citizen of Canada". The Ismaili. 19 June 2009. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  14. Recipients of the Wallenberg Medal. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  15. "Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi given US Congressional medal". 19 July 2012. 
  16. Fuller, Thomas, Democracy Advocate Elected to Myanmar’s Parliament, Her Party Says, The New York Times, 1 April 2012.
  17. "Burmese Parliamentary Elections". Voice of America News. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  18. NLD Claims Suu Kyi Victory, The Irrawaddy, 4 April 2012.
  19. Maierbrugger, Arno (6 June 2013). "Suu Kyi wants to run for president". Inside Investor. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

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