Suu Kyi 's Story Is One That Will Never Be Forgotten

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Myanmar, formerly known as Burma is a country located in South- East Asia. It is here, from the years 1962 onwards, that we have used as our example of a breach of humans rights, as a government abuses its power and brings a country to ashes, and how one individual has made an astounding impact to change the lives of those affected for the better. Aung San Suu Kyi’s story is one that will never be forgotten. This is a woman, who sacrificed her freedom, for the country Burma’s rights for a non-violent democratic government. And so the story goes.
In Burma, 1962, a dictator, U Ne Win, carried out a coup d’état, or an “overtake”, of the ruling government party. U Ne Win introduced the Revolutionary Council of the Union of Burma, whose members were drawn almost exclusively from the armed forces, of which he had earlier been a respected general of. He made the Burmese government a socialist and isolationist regime, slowly draining the country’s economy. He ruled from 1962-1988, when he resigned from party chairman, staying quietly behind the scenes to deal with pro-democracy protesters violently.
Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19th, 1945 (age 69), in Yangon, Myanmar. Suu Kyi 's father, formerly the de facto prime minister of British Burma, was assassinated in 1947. Her mother was appointed ambassador to India in 1960. In 1969 Suu Kyi obtained a bachelor 's degree from the University of Oxford. However after years of studying and living abroad, in 1988, she returned to Burma…
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