Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi 2016.jpg
1st State Counsellor of Myanmar
Assumed office
6 April 2016
PresidentHtin Kyaw
Win Myint
Preceded byThein Sein (Prime Minister, 2011)
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
30 March 2016
PresidentHtin Kyaw
Win Myint
DeputyKyaw Tin
Preceded byWunna Maung Lwin
Minister of the President's Office
Assumed office
30 March 2016
PresidentHtin Kyaw
Win Myint
Preceded byAung Min
Hla Tun
Soe Maung
Soe Thein
Thein Nyunt
President of the National League for Democracy
Assumed office
18 November 2011
Preceded byAung Shwe
Leader of the Opposition
In office
2 May 2012 – 29 January 2016
PresidentThein Sein
Preceded bySai Hla Kyaw
General Secretary of the National League for Democracy
In office
27 September 1988 – 18 November 2011
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the Burmese House of Representatives
for Kawhmu
In office
2 May 2012 – 30 March 2016
Preceded bySoe Tint
Succeeded byVacant
Majority46,73 (71.38%)
Personal details
Born (1945-06-19) 19 June 1945 (age 73)
Rangoon, British Burma
(now Yangon)
Political partyNational League for Democracy
Michael Aris
(m. 1972; d. 1999)
Children2, including Alex
ParentsAung San (Father)
Khin Kyi (Mother)
Residence54 University Avenue
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
St Hugh's College, Oxford
University of London
AwardsRafto Prize
Sakharov Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
Jawaharlal Nehru Award
International Simón Bolívar Prize
Olof Palme Prize
Bhagwan Mahavir World Peace
Congressional Gold Medal
WebsiteParty website

Aung San Suu Kyi (born June 19, 1945 in Yangon, Burma) is a human rights activist, nobel peace prize winner, and the current State Counsellor of Myanmar. She brought democracy to her country with nonviolence. She is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma and a famous prisoner. She has been on house arrest multiple times. Suu Kyi won the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize in 1990, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992, she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru peace prize.

She has wanted to become the prime minister and the president of Myanmar, but she has had many challenges. There are many rules in Myanmar about who can become a president, Suu Kyi was not able to be a president due to these rules. Instead, she became the State Counsellor of Myanmar, a job that is even higher than being president.[2]

She is sometimes called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Daw is not part of her name, but a title for older women. This name shows respect to her.[3]

Personal life

Aung San Suu Kyi was the third child in her family. Her name "Aung San" comes from her father, who is also named Aung San; "Kyi" comes from her mother; and "Suu" comes from her grandmother.[4]

Her father helped to make Burma independent from the United Kingdom in 1947. He was killed in the same year. She grew up with her mother, Khin Kyi, and two brothers, Aung San Lin and Aung San Oo in Yangon. One of her brothers, Aung San Lin, drowned when Suu Kyi was eight.[4] Her other brother, Aung San Oo currently lives in San Diego, California and is an American citizen.[4]

Suu Kyi went to Catholic schools for much of her childhood in Burma. She learned English in school.

Khin Kyi, Suu Kyi's mother, became famous as a politician. She became the Burmese ambassador to India in 1960. Aung San Suu Kyi went to college in India at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women in New Delhi.[5] Suu Kyi continued her education at St Hugh's College, Oxford, and learned about philosophy, politics, and economics. She also went to the School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London in the 1980s.

She moved to New York and worked at the United Nations. In 1972, Aung San Suu Kyi married Michael Aris (1946-1999), a professor of Tibetan culture who lived in Bhutan. She had met Aris when they were both students at Oxford. In 1973, she gave birth to her first son, Alexander, in London; and in 1977 she had her second son, Kim.

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吴语: 昂山素季
粵語: 昂山素姬
中文: 翁山蘇姬
डोटेली: आङ सान सु की
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