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Aung San Suu Kyi's Fall From Grace

Once celebrated as a champion of human rights, Myanmar's leader is now known for her inaction in the Rohingya crisis. This is Aung San Suu Kyi's dramatic fall from grace.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Fall From Grace

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945 In Rangoon, then British Burma. Her father was Aung San, commander of the Burma Independence Army. He helped negotiate the end of British rule in Burma in 1947 but was assassinated later that year. At 15, Suu Kyi left Burma for India, where her mother served as ambassador. In 1967, She graduated from the University of Oxford. In 1972, she married British historian Michael Aris, with whom she had 2 children. In 1988, she returned to Burma to care for her mother who'd had a stroke. That same year, a pro-democracy movement against Burma’s dictatorship began. Amid massive protests Suu Kyi began speaking out. She helped found the National League for Democracy Party (NLD).

In 1989, at 43, the military government placed her under house arrest. They changed the name from Burma to Myanmar after thousands were killed in an uprising. In 1990, an election was held, and the NLD won 80% of the seats — but the military refused to give up power.

In 1991, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Her family accepted on her behalf. In 1999, Her husband died from cancer. Suu Kyi didn't go see him out of fear she wouldn't be let back into Myanmar. She went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

In 2010, at age 65, she was released from house arrest. She's spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest. In our movement for democracy and human rights in Burma,

In 2012, she won a seat In Myanmar’s parliament. 3 years later, her party swept into power in Myanmar’s first freely held parliamentary elections. Suu Kyi was named state counselor and became Myanmar’s de-facto leader. In 2017, reports emerge of human rights abuses against the Rohingya — an ethnic minority group that’s mostly Muslim. They live in the Western state of Rakhine. The U.N. investigated allegations of crimes, including mass killings and rape, by Myanmar’s military. More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape the atrocities.

In 2018, Suu Kyi has several awards revoked for her failure to intervene in the humanitarian crisis, including the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Elie Weisel Award, the Freedom of the City of Oxford award, and Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award. That same year, 2 Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested and sentenced to 7 years in prison after reporting on Rohingya killings.The case has been held in open court. If anyone feels there has been a miscarriage of justice, I would like them to point it out.In May 2019, the 2 Pulitzer Prize-winners were released after spending more than 500 days in prison.

Despite this, the U.N. warned press freedom In Myanmar remains “dire.” From her government’s prosecution of journalists to her inaction on the Rohingya crisis, Aung San Suu Kyi — once viewed as a symbol of resistance and democracy — has seen a dramatic fall from grace.

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05/10/2019 5:57 PMupdated: 05/10/2019 9:43 PM

303 comments

  • Sharma H.
    05/07/2021 17:13

    Neighborhood is not west bangal is manpur imphal border

  • Moman M.
    04/09/2021 03:10

    She's a criminal, killed thousands,

  • Justindhas
    02/17/2021 04:37

    Amen

  • Kris L.
    02/09/2021 04:48

    There is no coincidence in politics. I condemn the brut india for supporting the military Coup by other mean. I want to give information to all Rohingya supporters that you all will know the dark side of military government later. I hope you all come into consciousness before too late.

  • Abdul K.
    02/08/2021 06:16

    The rohingya,chin and arakan killer ....now you get the karma .. Go to hell !

  • Zaw H.
    02/08/2021 03:04

    Now is the time for the Rohingyas to declared solidarity with the people of Myanmar and protest against the military dictatorship.

  • Ab Q.
    02/08/2021 02:06

    Hell to this Bitch .

  • Ahmed H.
    02/06/2021 14:43

    She’s disgusting

  • Ař A.
    02/06/2021 02:17

    She's shameless female 😂

  • Khrievi T.
    02/05/2021 13:13

    She should have handled the rohingya situation much better,no question about that.. But remember the consequences of illegal immigrants in NE india needs to be heard!!

  • Muhammad A.
    02/05/2021 01:08

    I am satisfied seeing her fall because under her rule many many innocent people died

  • Rouf W.
    02/04/2021 14:48

    She should be hanged at Rohingyan Roads🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Muhammed B.
    02/04/2021 14:39

    She is a racist witch responsible for genocide an evil vile women shame on the ones giving her awards

  • Teboya T.
    02/04/2021 14:20

    Burmese people are FRANKLY EXHAUSTED from trying to explain this to the ignorant people. Now,before all of you come in here saying "the government deserve it,because they are responsible for genocide".NO.The ruling party is not.The military started the whole ethnic cleansing mess and ASSK was force to deal with it.She didn't have any real power either.Before y'all priviledged people sitting in your cozy house started making judgements like "oh but she could have voiced out..."SHE COULDN'T. You guys just dont understand how evil 3rd world military dictators can be.If she spoke anything off the script,the coup would have come sooner.and it's obvious the smear campaign was successful because the west eats up whatever the media feed without thinking critically or doing any researching,stripping off the Noble prize and titles,making her the figurehead of the genocide. "Oh,she was rcist against muslim",...Nope,Her righthand man was a Burmese Muslim who got assassinated by the military because he was in the process of drafting a new constitution that renders the military with less power.He was also a very respected man in the country.(search U Ko Ni).

  • Noor M.
    02/04/2021 12:44

    Once plying protector now the victim . 👎

  • Praveen J.
    02/03/2021 18:55

    Why is a part of Jammu and Kashmir included in Pakistan in the map? This is a clear violation of India's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Who has given the Brut the authority to manipulate? This needs to be reported to the ministry of external affairs of the government of India.

  • Sridip P.
    02/03/2021 18:22

    Just because she didn't take part in appeasement politics doesn't mean she fell from grace .. go to Myanmar and speak to actual Burmese people and get their thoughts on her and then write propaganda

  • Abdur R.
    02/03/2021 14:43

    Randi

  • Munshi R.
    02/03/2021 14:28

    Butcherer of Rohingyas, her fall was all but certain.

  • Chloe F.
    02/03/2021 14:11

    I do feel sorry for her but surrounded with the military in a men world but very sad what happen in the case of rohingya and she did not adknowledge it may she know she can't go against the military . I give her the benefit of doubt . God blessed her and the peoples