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Aung San Suu Kyi Fast Facts

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Father: Aung San, commander of the Burma Independence Military who helped negotiate Burma’s independence from Britain. He was assassinated on July 19, 1947.

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Mom: Ma Khin Kyi, a diplomat and later an envoy to India.

Marriage: Michael Aris (January 1, 1972-March 27, 1999, his loss of life)

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Kids: Kim (Burmese identify: Htein Lin), 1977; Alexander (Burmese identify: Myint San Aung), 1973

Schooling: St. Hughes School, Oxford College, B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics, 1967

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Known as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the place “Daw” is an honorific title.

Grew up in Myanmar and India however moved to England within the Sixties.

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Timeline

1964 – Strikes to England to check at Oxford College.

1969-1971 – Works on the United Nations in New York as assistant secretary for the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.
1985-1986 – Is a visiting scholar on the Heart for Southeast Asian Research, Kyoto College, Japan.

1987 Is a fellow on the Indian Institute of Superior Research in Simla, India.

April 1988 – Returns to Myanmar when her mom suffers a extreme stroke.

August 26, 1988 In her first public deal with, exterior the Shwedagon Pagoda, requires a multiparty democratic authorities.

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September 24, 1988 Co-founds the Nationwide League for Democracy (NLD), a celebration devoted to nonviolence and civil disobedience, and is appointed normal secretary.

July 20, 1989 Is positioned beneath home arrest for fees of attempting to divide the army, fees she denies.

Might 27, 1990 Her get together, the NLD, wins greater than 80% of the legislative seats, however the State Legislation and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) doesn’t acknowledge the election outcomes.

July 10, 1991 Wins the Sakharov human rights prize from the European Parliament.

October 14, 1991 Wins the Nobel Peace Prize “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.”

July 10, 1995 Is launched from home arrest, however her political exercise is restricted.

September 23, 2000 Is once more positioned beneath home arrest.

December 6, 2000 – US President Invoice Clinton awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Suu Kyi in absentia.

Might 6, 2002 Is launched from home arrest.

Might 30, 2003 Whereas touring in Myanmar, her motorcade is attacked by a pro-government mob, and he or she is held by the army and later positioned beneath home arrest.

November 29, 2004 Learns her home arrest has been prolonged for one more yr.

Might 2006 Home arrest is prolonged for one more yr.

June 9, 2006 – Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Sean McCormack tells reporters that Suu Kyi has been hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment.

Might 25, 2007 The federal government extends her home arrest for one more yr.

Might 6, 2008 – US President George W. Bush indicators laws awarding a Congressional Gold Medal in absentia to Suu Kyi.

Might 27, 2008 The federal government extends her home arrest for one more yr.

Might 14, 2009 Suu Kyi is arrested and charged with violating the phrases of her home arrest. That is in response to an incident earlier within the month, when American John Yettaw swam uninvited to Suu Kyi’s lakeside home. If convicted she faces as much as 5 years in jail.

Might 18, 2009 Suu Kyi’s trial on fees of presidency subversion begins.

August 11, 2009 Suu Kyi is discovered responsible of violating the phrases of her home arrest and sentenced to 18 extra months of house confinement.

Might 7, 2010 – The NLD refuses to register for the election, thereby disqualifying itself as a political get together and formally dissolves.

November 13, 2010 Suu Kyi is launched from home arrest. She has spent 15 of the final 21 years beneath home arrest.

November 15, 2010 – Chatting with reporters on the headquarters of the NLD, Suu Kyi pledges to maintain working towards restoring democracy and bettering human rights in Myanmar.

January 28, 2011 – Suu Kyi’s recorded message is performed on the World Financial Discussion board in Switzerland, wherein she stresses the necessity for Myanmar to reestablish ties with the remainder of the world.

November 18, 2011 Nyan Win, the spokesman for Suu Kyi’s Nationwide League for Democracy, says that Suu Kyi will take part within the subsequent elections. Suu Kyi’s Nationwide League for Democracy introduced earlier within the day that it deliberate to re-register as a political get together and take part in all future parliamentary elections.

December 13, 2011 – The NLD is granted permission to register for future elections in Myanmar.

January 18, 2012 Registers to run for a parliamentary seat.

April 1, 2012 Wins a seat in parliament in Myanmar’s first multiparty elections since 1990.

Might 2, 2012 – Together with 33 different newly elected members of her get together, the NLD, takes the oath of workplace for Myanmar’s parliament, resolving an deadlock over the oath’s wording that had been stopping her from taking her seat within the legislature.

Might 29, 2012 Makes historical past by stepping on overseas soil for the primary time in additional than twenty years when she arrives in Bangkok, Thailand.

June 1, 2012 – Suu Kyi speaks on the World Financial Discussion board on East Asia.

June 16, 2012 Delivers her acceptance speech for her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, Norway.

September 19, 2012 – Suu Kyi accepts the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC. She later meets with US President Barack Obama.

November 19, 2012 – Meets with Obama on the lakeside villa the place she spent years beneath home arrest. Obama praises Suu Kyi for her braveness and dedication throughout his go to to Myanmar, the primary go to by a sitting US president.

March 10, 2013 – Wins reelection as opposition chief.

October 22, 2013 – Suu Kyi accepts the 1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Strasbourg, France, initially awarded to her in 1991.

November 13, 2015 – Myanmar’s election fee declares that Suu Kyi’s NLD get together has received a historic majority within the nation’s first freely held parliamentary elections. Suu Kyi shouldn’t be capable of grow to be president due to a constitutional modification that prohibits anybody with overseas relations from changing into the nation’s chief.
April 5, 2016 – Suu Kyi is called state counselor, a job created particularly for her. The put up permits her to keep up a correspondence with ministries, departments, organizations, associations and people, and makes her accountable to parliament, based on Myanmar’s state media. Whereas Suu Kyi is barred from holding the workplace of president, the brand new place is broadly anticipated to permit her to rule by proxy.

September 14, 2016 – Suu Kyi meets with Obama on the White Home for the primary time since changing into the de facto chief of her nation. As Suu Kyi arrives, Obama points an announcement saying he’ll reinstate Myanmar to the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which can assist Myanmar with financial growth, exportation of products and job creation.

March 7, 2018 – The US Holocaust Museum declares it’s rescinding the Elie Wiesel Award granted to Suu Kyi in 2012 due to her failure to intervene within the humanitarian disaster occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
November 13, 2018 – Amnesty Worldwide declares their choice to revoke the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Suu Kyi, which she acquired from them in 2009. Suu Kyi has had a string of awards and accolades revoked amid the Rohingya disaster.
December 2019 – Suu Kyi leads a authorized staff to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice within the Netherlands after the nation of Gambia filed a lawsuit on the earth court docket alleging that Myanmar dedicated “genocidal acts” that “were intended to destroy the [country’s persecuted] Rohingya as a group” by mass homicide, rape, and destruction of communities.
January 23, 2020 – The UN’s high court docket orders Myanmar to forestall acts of genocide in opposition to the Rohingya and to cease destroying proof.
November 13, 2020 – Suu Kyi’s NLD, the ruling get together of Myanmar, wins sufficient parliamentary seats to type the following authorities, based on official outcomes of a normal election.
February 1, 2021Myanmar’s army seizes energy in a coup and declares a state of emergency, after detaining Suu Kyi and different senior authorities leaders in early morning raids.
March 1, 2021 – Suu Kyi seems in court docket through video convention the place she is charged with two extra counts. One beneath Myanmar’s colonial-era penal code prohibiting publishing data that will “cause fear or alarm,” and one other beneath a telecommunications regulation stipulating licenses for gear, her lawyer mentioned based on Reuters. This brings the full fees in opposition to her to 4. In February, she was charged in relation to a nationwide catastrophe regulation and a rely beneath the nation’s import and export act.

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