Aung San Suu Kyi is a renowned Myanmarese politician👩🦳, diplomat, author and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
She is the daughter👱♀ of Aung San, Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar (earlier called as Burma).
Suu Kyi was born in 1945.
She was just two years old when her father was assassinated😢.
She did her schooling📚 in India and later studied at Oxford.
She lived a rather quiet life until 1988, when she returned✈ to Burma to tend to her dying mother, leaving her family abroad.
Activism and house arrest
Back home, Suu Kyi witnessed the suppression👿 of her fellow Burmese by the military govt. of the time.
She decided to raise her voice✊ against it and began a non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights in the country.
However, she was put under house arrest in 1989🗓.
Victory in Vain
In 1990, the NLD,* a political party cofounded by Suu went on to win more than 80%✌ of the parliamentary seats in the country’s general elections.
However, the military govt. ignored👎 these results.
Bestowed with the Nobel
In 1991, Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize🥉 for her struggle.
Her son, accepted the award in her absence.
Freedom after long
Throughout the 1990s and 2010s, Suu Kyi was repeatedly put under house arrest☹ for one reason or another.
She was 👍finally released in 2010 and led her party to the victory in the 2016 elections.
Soon she became the de facto 💪head of the country in the role of state counsellor.
Facing flak over Rohingya crisis
Since 2017, Su Ki and her govt. has been facing widespread international 🗣condemnation over the severe mistreatment of Myanmar’s ethnic minority: Rohingya Muslims.
Given Suu Kyi’s history as a champion of human rights😇 and democracy, her failure to stop their genocide has resulted in the several organizations revoking↩ human rights linked honours and awards previously conferred upon her.