Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu KyiToday is the movie premier of the The Lady – Aung San Suu Kyi, starring Michelle Yeoh. For books on Burma and its political struggle as well as her biography, look up Jesper Bengtsson in our catalogue.

Aung San Suu Kyi or Daw Suu as she is called by her countrymen, has been honoured many times over for her efforts in democratising Burma, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and the Nobel Peace Prize are two of many.

At the moment, the Burmese are waiting for confirmation that Daw Suu has won a seat in the Parliament. Let’s hope that she does!

I’ve always found her a fascinating figure because she had the conviction to leave her family behind in England and fight for her country. I guess she’s one of those people who are meant for a higher purpose in life while the rest of us toil on as worker ants.

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