Aung San Suu Kyi Essay

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Aung San Suu Kyi is known as democracy icon, human rights defender, champion of the Myanmar people. She had spent almost her whole life to try incessantly to fight for peace and democracy. For those, like myself, who are relatively unfamiliar with Myanmar recent history, that made me change my mind about how a woman can change a country that dominated by a military government since 1962, just by love and forgiveness. Also, I am curious about what factors influent Suu Kyi’s personal and political life Aung San Suu Kyi is an internationally renowned figure in the world of politics and human rights. For 22 years, Suu Kyi has led a struggle against tyranny in Myanmar. She has been imprisoned or held under house arrest in Rangoon in about 20 years for opposing the rule of the military government which currently controls Burma. She was banned from meeting her family since 1988. However, she still chose her way to promote political change through peaceful acts and in opposing violence. Her efforts to bring democracy to then military-ruled Myanmar inspired and garnered the respect of…show more content…
Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspirational example of a person who uses her privileged status and upbringing for the benefit of others. Her father was a hero of Myanmar independence, and her mother was an amazing diplomat. She received not only an excellent education, but also political and diplomatic connections from her family. She has used her education and her connections to help her people fight for democracy. Being the daughter of the hero Aung San has also contributed to give her an utility power to do that. Eventhough her life was threaten by the military junta, she still try not to give up. She uses this as an advantage not for her own good, to escape to life in exile, but to continue working for helping the Burmese

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