By Judy L. Hasday
While an army junta took strength in Myanmar (then known as Burma) in 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi--the daughter of normal Aung San, who negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in 1947--entered Burmese politics. seriously motivated by means of Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent protest, Suu Kyi helped stumbled on the nationwide League for Democracy to inspire the institution of democracy in Myanmar. while the army junta held normal elections in 1990, the nationwide League gained simply, and Suu Kyi must have assumed the location of best minister. as a substitute, the army nullified the election, and he or she used to be put below condo arrest after refusing to depart the rustic. Suu Kyi used to be nonetheless in confinement whilst she used to be presented the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. She has for this reason been out and in of condo arrest, regardless of appeals from foreign organisations, together with the United international locations, to unfastened her completely. during this impressive biography, scholars will know about this courageous lady who, regardless of being confronted with insurmountable odds, keeps to paintings towards democratic reforms in Myanmar.
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Was an old friend of the family; she knew Suu Kyi’s father well from the time he had spent in London while negotiating Burma’s independence. The general, as she referred to him, had made it a point to visit with all the Burmese—students, workers, and visitors—who were in and around the British capital. Ma Than E. had developed a deep respect for Aung San and Khin Kyi, and a special admiration for their daughter, Suu Kyi. ”24 Ma Than E. was in Algeria to establish a UN Information Centre in the newly independent country.
12 Aung San studied first in the Vernacular High School in Natmauk, and then in National High School in Yenangyaung. The National Schools in Burma had been established in response to the 1920 Rangoon University Act. According to Aung San Suu Kyi, her father’s desire to see Burma free of British control intensified while he was attending the National High School in Yenangyaung. Many of those who attended the National Schools were already budding, politically conscious intellectuals, and several would soon play a significant role in Burma’s liberation from Britain, including civil rights revolutionary Nai Shwe Kyin; Burma’s first prime minister, U Nu; and future dictator Ne Win.
Was in Algeria to establish a UN Information Centre in the newly independent country. Algerians had struggled through an eight-year battle for independence from their International Education French colonizers, and much of the country was in ruins. It was especially difficult to find housing for people coming into Algeria to help rebuild. Suu Kyi learned of one project to build homes for the widows of freedom fighters killed in the countless battles waged for independence, and she decided to volunteer.