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Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi 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 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.
Primarily in response to her detention, Aung San Suu Kyi received 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 and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Editors detained after Suu Kyi takeover report
2014-07-08
Editors detained after Suu Kyi takeover report. “The MDCF states the people have appointed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic democracy forces as the interim government” was the headline on Monday's Bi Mon Te Nay weekly news journal. By TUN TUN ...
(Democratic Voice of Burma)
  1. Burmese Journalists Detained for Alleged Defamation

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Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks
2014-07-05
Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference dedicated to its youth wing yesterday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded ...
(South China Morning Post)

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    Myanmar: NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Have Sway With Parliament
    2014-07-05
    Since her release from house arrest in 2010 in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Aung San Suu Kyi has seen great changes in her country, and she has been working to affect even more change. As the chairperson for the National League for Democracy, or NLD, ...
    (Guardian Liberty Voice)
    1. In the shadow of an icon

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    Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi and the constitution
    2014-07-02
    Myanmar's Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee recently voted down a bid to change Article 59(f) of Myanmar's 2008 Constitution, which prevents Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK) from running for president because of her 'allegiance to a foreign ...
    (The Interpreter)
    1. British Activist Hopes Aung San Suu Kyi Will Give Evidence at His Trial in ...
    2. The Government Reforms and Future Election of Aung San Suu Kyi to the ...
    3. Tesco talks: Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

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    Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma
    2014-07-02
    Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent has flown out to Burma meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Broadbent is in the country to broker a deal for the grocer. Suu Kyi has previously said she would welcome “ethical, responsible investment” from ...
    (Retail Week)
    1. UK: Tesco Executives Travel To Burma To Discuss Possible Entry

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    Bishop to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma
    2014-06-29
    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will meet Aung San Suu Kyi on her first official visit to Burma and the Lao People's Democratic Republic this week. In Burma, Ms Bishop will meet President U Thein Sein and other members of the Myanmar government, as well ...
    (Sky News Australia)
    1. Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pleads for 'more caring world'
    2. Will Aung San Suu Kyi be president? Odds are lengthening
    3. Myanmar's democracy icon to make speech on charter change in Magway

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    The Lady, the constitution and Myanmar's political manoeuvring
    2014-06-24
    'If an (army) officer wants to engage in politics he should leave the military'. The statement by Aung San Suu Kyi last month was the strongest yet in the war of words in the lead-up to the country's 2015 elections. In mid-May 'the Lady', as she is ...
    (The Interpreter)
    1. Burma election could mean tribal freedom

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    Suu Kyi Forgives After Fake Photo Depicts Her in Islamic Headscarf
    2014-06-21
    RANGOON — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to forgive and forget after the wife of Burma's presidential spokesman shared a Photoshopped image on Facebook that depicted her in an Islamic headscarf, the presidential spokesman says.
    (The Irrawaddy News Magazine)

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      Women's groups present their support on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday
      2014-06-20
      A network that represents women's groupsfrom across Myanmar has used Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 69th birthday to announce that they believe she is the most suitable candidate for the next presidency. In a statement made on June 19, 'Women's Political ...
      (Mizzima News)
      1. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi turns 69

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