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Aung San Suu Kyi

Born: June 19, 1945 (age 72) in Yangon

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Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma.

In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament .

She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections.

She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners.

Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela.

In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, the fourth person ever to receive the honour.

In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal.

On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was also presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.

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Why Kevin Rudd is wrong about Aung San Suu Kyi

In less than a month more than 400,000 people have fled Myanmar's Rakhine State, across the border to Bangladesh. Hundreds have been shot and dozens of villages burned. Reports from refugees indicate..
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Grave of 38 Hindus killed by Rohingya militants found, claims Myanmar Army: Report

A news agency's initial report didn't say where the grave was found, or whether these Hindus were killed during the recent exodus of Rohingya from Aung San Suu Kyi's Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
India Today

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The U.S. has pledged relief money to Rohingya refugees while urging “strong and swift action” from the U.N.
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News video: Desperate situation in Bangladesh ‘could lead to more Rohingya refugee deaths’

Desperate situation in Bangladesh ‘could lead to more Rohingya refugee deaths’ 03:36

Karline Kleijer, MSF spokesperson, talks to Al Jazeera about the urgent humanitarian situation Rohingya refugees face in Bangladesh. She says that there is no clean water and a lack of access to food,..
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: Mobs in Myanmar target non-Rohingya Muslims

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As the crisis spirals, Muslims in Myanmar who are not Rohingya fear they too will be targeted. There have already been a few angry mobs in central Myanmar, where a Muslim shop owner’s business was..
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -


Rohingya in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance: UN

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The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials said today, almost a month after the eruption of violence in Myanmar which has seen nearly 430,000 flee in four..

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Myanmar army blames Rohingyas for explosion outside mosque in Rakhine

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees..
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U.S. pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya: Haley

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States is worried about the "tragedies" in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and U.S. authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military..
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Rohingya are not refugees and will be deported, says Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said, "Rohingya Muslims are not refugees, but illegal migrants and will be deported," questioning those who are objecting Rohingya deportation to Myanmar..

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New Delhi , Sept 21 : The Congress party on Thursday said that Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi is playing second fiddle to the nation's army which has been accused of leveling atrocities on..

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Eurasia Review

Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar is trying to reassure the world about its handling of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh. It says it is committed to resolving tensions in the strife-hit..
Seattle Times

Should Aung San Suu Kyi do more to help the Rohingya?

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been criticized for not publicly supporting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Should she be doing more?

Facebook bans 'dangerous' Rohingya militant group

Facebook said it has banned a Rohingya militant group from its site, designating it a dangerous organisation as information on the deepening crisis is muddied by claims, counter-claims and hate speech..
Deccan Herald

Myanmar's Leader Finally Talked About The Rohingya ... And Said Little

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Rohingya refugees take little heart from speech by Myanmar's Suu Kyi

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they were dismayed by a speech by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in which she condemned rights violations against..
Reuters Also reported by •Reuters India

Frontrunning: September 20

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Zero Hedge

Rohingya has become emotive, highly charged term; they are Muslims from Rakhine state: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with ANI, spoke about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, counter-terrorism, The Dalai Lama's 'Buddha to help Rohingyas' assertion..

Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's interview with ANI: Full transcript

[Myanmar], Sept. 20 (ANI): Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with ANI, spoke about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, counter-terrorism, The Dalai Lama's

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