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.
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
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
More than 400,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived at camps in southeast Bangladesh, near the Myanmar border. Now there are fears food supplies will run out, while the risk of disease will rise. Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to seek refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, escaping what the United Nations human rights chief has labeled a "textbook example of ethnic.. Source: Wochit News -
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 -
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 -
Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday.
UN High.. Deccan Herald
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.. DNA
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.. Zee News
Myanmars army chief today 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 from.. Deccan Herald
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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.. Reuters India Also reported by •Reuters
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.. DNA
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.. newKerala.com
The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call, emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century... Eurasia Review
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
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
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After receiving widespread criticism for her silence on the Rohingya crisis and even canceling a trip to the United.. Newsy
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
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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.. DNA