Aung San Suu Kyi

Topics: Aung San Suu Kyi, Ne Win, Burma Pages: 3 (1038 words) Published: November 6, 2014

"The four basic ingredients for success are: you must have the will to want something; you must have the right kind of attitude; you must have perseverance, and then you must have wisdom. Then you combine these four and then you get to where you want to get to." - Aung San Suu Kyi [stylist.co.uk] Aung San Suu Kyi is a burmese political leader of Burma (Myanmar) who fought for freedom and human rights from 1988 to this day. She has shown courage and patience throughout the years and has become an “important symbol in the struggle against mistreatment” [swot analysis]. I believe there should be more people like Suu Kyi who give their best and everything to make the world a better place. Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945 and was the youngest of three children. Her father, General Aung San, was widely known as a national hero for fighting for Burma’s independence from British colonial rule and freedom from the Japanese occupation. When Suu Kyi was only two years old, “her father along with six of his ministers, were assassinated by a political rival just a few months before independence was achieved in 1947” [peacejam]. Her mother, Khin Kyi, was a well-known Burmese diplomat and was appointed ambassador of India in 1960. “Khin Kyi became the country's first woman to serve as the head of a diplomatic mission.” [wikipedia] Suu Kyi attended schools in Burma and went to high school in India and then finished her education at Oxford University. She got her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, politics and economics in 1967. In England she meant her husband, Michael Aris who she had two sons with, Alexander and Kim. Her family and her spent most of their time in England, the United States and India. But when Suu Kyi's mother fell ill, she returned to Burma to nurse her. In Burma, “Suu Kyi devoted herself to fight for democracy and human rights after seeing the brutal and unresponsive rule of military strongman U Ne Win”. [Britannica] “Aung San Suu Kyi immediately started...
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