Aung San Suu Kyi


"The youngest daughter of Aung San, Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar, and Khin Kyi, Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Rangoon, British Burma. After graduating from the University of Delhi in 1964 and the University of Oxford in 1968, she worked at the United Nations for three years. She married Michael Aris in 1972, with whom she had two children. Aung San Suu Kyi rose to prominence in the 1988 Uprisings, and became the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which she had newly formed with the help of several retired army officials who criticized the military junta. In the 1990 elections, NLD won 81% of the seats in Parliament, but the results were nullified, as the military refused to hand over power, resulting in an international outcry. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections."

Comments (2)

  • Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
    18 Sep 2018

    I've added quotation marks and a link to where you found this information in your post. It's very important we do this if we copy and paste information from somewhere else. What are you curious about having read this information?

  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg good_hedgehog | Streatham Wells Primary School
    21 Sep 2018

    I am curious to know why was Aung San suu kiy elected when she can't handle a serious crisis and has bearly done anything for Myanmar?. Also did she lie and pretend to be heroic so she can be engulfed in fame ?

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