A biography of Aung San Suu Kyi - About Burma - The Burma Campaign UK

Source: www.burmacampaign.org.uk

Aung San Suu Kyi- An inspirational lady! Aung San Suu Kyi, now aged 65, was released from house arrest by the Burmese Military Junta last week on the 13th November, 2010. As a pro-democracy leader, she has fought tirelessly for the minimum standards of democracy and freedom for the people of Burma. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, the Committee mentioned Suu Kyi's struggle to be 'one of the...

Aung San Suu Kyi- An inspirational lady!

Aung San Suu Kyi, now aged 65, was released from house arrest by the Burmese Military Junta last week on the 13th November, 2010. As a pro-democracy leader, she has fought tirelessly for the minimum standards of democracy and freedom for the people of Burma. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, the Committee mentioned Suu Kyi's struggle to be 'one of the most extraordinary examples of civil courage in Asia in recent decades. She has become an important symbol in the struggle against oppression'.

The story of Suu Kyi is of a remarkable woman, who showed great strength and courage in the face of a torturous junta and not just for one day but for many, many years. Her release in many ways gives much needed hope to the many thousands of other political prisoners held unjustly in Burma and also around the world.

There are still more than 2,200 political prisoners in Burma and their freedom has still not been granted despite international pressure and more restrictions are to be forced on them since the sham election on 7th November.

The release of Suu Kyi had us all at Restless Beings celebrating, but sadness and struggle still remains. Do not forget the 2,220 people still yet to be freed!

The struggle continues, but a wave of change has just crashed down upon us! =D

Comments

Syeda Salmah

who are the junta? who is she fighting against? Why do you think that Burma doesn't favour democracy- and what is currently in place? Is democracy the best option or is it just a better option? Sometimes I look at the state of Bangladeshi politics and I have to think twice.........

05 December 2010 delete
Nadia Hussain

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be taking your questions on World Have Your Say on

Tuesday.http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyoursay/2011/01/your_questions_for_aung_san_su.html#282658

01 February 2011 delete