San su kyi wins in burma

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San su kyi wins in burma

  1. 1. Fight for freedom begins with fight for speech
  2. 2. Early Life Born on June 19, 1945 Birthplace is Rangoon, Burma Daughter of Burmese general Aung San Father helped establish independence in Burma Father was assassinated in July of 1947 She lived and studied
  3. 3. Conflict background  San Suu Kyi is Burma’s pro- democracy leader  Fought against former socialist leader General Ne- Win  She has spent more than 15 years under detention, most of it under house arrest.
  4. 4. Inspiration- and Cause Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi She fights for democracy in her country Political leader of Burma’s pro- democracy movement
  5. 5. Major accomplishments Won noble prize for peace in 1991 Know as the “ The Lady” or “Lady of Burma” Symbol of non violence and fight for democracy Several other honors and awards
  6. 6. Significant World Event In 2011, Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos She spoke on behalf of “55 million people of Burma who have largely been left behind.”
  7. 7. Symbol of Democracy Committed to democracy Political prisoner Honorary member of “The Elders” lead my Nelson Mandela National icon in Burma after the “8888”uprising
  8. 8. Landslide Victory in recentelection National League of Democracy wins 40/45 open seats San Suu Kyi wins a seat in the parliament
  9. 9. The Road Ahead Can she strengthen the fragile Economy Will US and other nations lift the trade and travel embargo Can she tackle the socio economic problems How much more longer to true democracy
  10. 10. STAND UP TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE INThank You ……Navin Shajan

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