What is Aung San Suu Kyi famous for?

What is Aung San Suu Kyi famous for?

She is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma and a famous prisoner. She has been under house arrest several times. Suu Kyi won the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize in 1990, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

Why did Aung San Suu Kyi got Nobel Prize?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 1991 to Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma) for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.

When and where was Aung San Suu Kyi born?

June 19, 1945 (age 77 years), Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)Aung San Suu Kyi / Born

Who is the father of Myanmar?

Aung San

Major General Bogyoke Aung San
Alma mater Rangoon University Yenangyaung High School
Occupation Politician, major general
Known for Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar, Founder of the Myanmar Armed Forces and Founder of All Burma Student Union (later known as All Burma Federation of Student Unions)

Can you be stripped of Nobel Prize?

The allegations leveled by the report include indiscriminate killing, gang rape, assaulting children and the destruction of entire villages. However, there is “no provision” within the Nobel statutes to strip a winner of a prize, Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Olav Njolstad told CNN by phone.

Who is the current leader of Myanmar?

Min Aung HlaingMyanmar (Burma) / Prime ministerMin Aung Hlaing is a Burmese politician and army general who has ruled Myanmar as the chairman of the State Administration Council since seizing power in the February 2021 coup d’état. He took the nominally civilian role of prime minister of Myanmar in August 2021 upon the formation of the Provisional Government. Wikipedia

Who is Aung Suu Kyi husband?

Michael ArisAung San Suu Kyi / Husband (m. 1972–1999)

Who wrote the prayer of Burma?

Kenneth Wong
© 2003 Kenneth Wong The author of A Prayer for Burma was born and raised in Rangoon, Burma, where he cultivated an addiction to aromatic Indian tea and an aversion to totalitarianism. He came to America at the age of twenty-one, not long after the 1988 massacre.

Does Burma have a king?

Thibaw, also spelled Theebaw, (born 1858, Mandalay, Burma—died Dec. 19, 1916, Ratnagiri Fort, India), last king of Burma, whose short reign (1878–85) ended with the occupation of Upper Burma by the British.

Has anyone refused a Nobel prize?

While most consider the Nobel Prize a major honor, two winners have voluntarily declined the award. Jean-Paul Sartre, who refused all official awards, did not accept the 1964 literature prize. In 1974 he was joined by Le Duc Tho, who, with Henry Kissinger, shared the peace prize for their work to end the Vietnam War.

Who is the mother of Nation?


Name Nation Title (translation)
Sarojini Naidu (Nightingale of India) India Mother of the Nation
Dame Whina Cooper New Zealand Mother of the Nation
Miss. Fatima Jinnah Pakistan Mother of the Nation/Leader of Pakistani Women Rights
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela South Africa Mother of the Nation