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Aung San Suu Kyihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San_Suu_Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi MP AC (Burmese: ; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany, /a???sæn.su??t?i?/, Burmese pronunciation: ; born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) 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; at the time, she was one of only four people ever to receive the honor. 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 honor in the United States.
On 1 April 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced that she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house. The election results were confirmed by the official electoral commission the following day.
Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.
Burma: escalating violence signals religious war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Rakhine_State_riotsIn early November, Doctors Without Borders reported that pamphlets and posters were being distributed in Rakhine State threatening aid workers who treated Muslims, causing almost all of its local staff to quit.
High Demand for Travel to Burma Prompts Grand Circle to Add Second Itinerary for 2013http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/13/4982688/high-demand-for-travel-to-burma.htmlRead more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/13/4982688/high-demand-for-travel-to-burma.html#storylink=cpy
Foreign aid workers feel the burn of Myanmar’s ethnic fires http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/foreign-aid-workers-feel-burn-myanmar-s-ethnic-fires
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