Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar(Burma)

Aung San Suu Kyi born 19 June 1945 is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League
for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 80% (392 of 492) of the seats in Parliament,leading some to claim that this implies Suu Kyi was elected Prime Minister.

She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Myanmar for almost 15 of the 21 years from 1990 until her release on 13 November 2010.
Aung San Suu Kyi was the recipient of the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India. Aung San Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San,considered to be father of modern-day Burma.

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