Monday, November 15, 2010

Special Edition: Aung San Su Ki is Free !!!!!

Aung San Su Ki who has been a driving force of democracy in the 21st century has been released from house arrest after 15 years. She was put into house arrest by the autocratic military junta of Myanmar who saw her as a threat to the regime. Her words from after her release were "There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk," she added. "People must work in unison. Only then can we achieve our goal." As you can see, Myanmar and the rest of the world must work in unison to bring about the changes required to benefit society at large.

Aung San Suu Kyi Timeline

* Born 1945, daughter of Burma's independence hero, General Aung San, assassinated in 1947
* 1960: Leaves Burma and is later educated at Oxford University
* 1988: Returns to care for sick mother and is caught up in revolt against then-dictator Ne Win
* 1989: Put under house arrest as Burma junta declares martial law
* 1990: NLD wins election; military disregards result
* 1991: Wins Nobel Peace Prize
* 1995: Released from house arrest, but movements restricted
* 2000: Near continuous period of house arrest begins
* Sept 2007: First public appearance since 2003, greeting protesting Buddhist monks
* November 2010: NLD boycotts first election in 20 years and is disbanded; House arrest ends


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