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Aung San Suu Kyi Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991). She is the leader of the National League for Democracy and the first and incumbent State Counsellor, a position akin to a prime minister. She is also the first woman to serve as Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the President’s Office, for Electric Power and Energy, and for Education. From 2012 to 2016 she was an MP for Kawhmu Township to the House of Representatives.

The youngest daughter of Aung San, Father of the Nation of modern-day Myanmar, and Khin Kyi, Aung San Suu Kyi was born in Rangoon, British Burma. After graduating from the University of Delhi in 1964 and the University of Oxford in 1968, she worked at the United Nations for three years. She married Michael Aris in 1972, with whom she had two children. Aung San Suu Kyi rose to prominence in the 1988 Uprisings, and became the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which she had newly formed with the help of several retired army officials who criticized the military junta. In the 1990 elections, NLD won 81% of the seats in Parliament, but the results were nullified, as the military refused to hand over power, resulting in an international outcry. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest for almost 15 of the 21 years from 1989 to 2010, becoming one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners.

Her party boycotted the 2010 elections, resulting in a decisive victory for the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party. Aung San Suu Kyi became a Pyithu Hluttaw MP while her party won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the 2012 by-elections. In the 2015 elections, her party won a landslide victory, taking 86% of the seats in the Assembly of the Union – well more than the 67% supermajority needed to ensure that its preferred candidates were elected President and Second Vice President in the Presidential Electoral College. Although she was prohibited from becoming the President due to a clause in the constitution – her late husband and children are foreign citizens – she assumed the newly created role of State Counsellor, a role akin to a Prime Minister or a head of government. Aung San Suu Kyi’s honours include the Nobel Peace Prize, which she won in 1991. Time Magazine named her one of the “Children of Gandhi” and his spiritual heir to nonviolence.

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Since ascending to the office of State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn criticism from several countries, organisations and figures over her alleged inaction in response to the genocide of the Rohingya people in Rakhine State and refusal to accept that Myanmar’s military has committed massacres. Under her leadership, Myanmar has also drawn criticism for prosecutions of journalists.

Aung San Suu Kyi Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki

Bio
Real NameAung San Suu Kyi
NicknameDaw Suu, Amay Suu
ProfessionPolitician, Diplomat, and Author
Political PartyNational League for Democracy
Political Journey• On 27 September 1988, she entered politics and founded a political party- National League for Democracy.
• On 20 July 1989, she was put under house arrest.
• In the 1990 General Elections, NLD secured 80% parliamentary seat. However, Burmese military refused to hand over the power to Suu Kyi and she was again put under house arrest.
• On 13 November 2010, she was released from being under house arrest by the Junta Military.
• On 18 January 2012, in special parliamentary elections, Suu Kyi formally registered to contest a Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) seat in the Kawhmu Township constituency.
• On 1 April 2012, she won her seat and her party won 43 of the 45 contested seats and she became the official Leader of the Opposition in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
• On 2 May 2012, she took her oath and took office.
• On 9 July 2012, Suu Kyi entered the Parliament for the first time as a lawmaker.
• On 6 July 2012, she announced to run for the presidency in Myanmar’s 2015 elections. However, she was constitutionally barred for the presidency.
• In the President Htin Kyaw government, she took over the roles of President’s Office Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister, Electric Power and Energy Minister and Education Minister.
• on 1 April 2016, she was appointed the State Counsellor (a post created by Htin Kyaw for Suu Kyi) of Myanmar.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 June 1945
Age (as in 2019)74 Years
Birth PlaceRangoon, British Burma (now Yangon)
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
NationalityBurmese
HometownRangoon, British Burma (now Yangon), Myanmar
SchoolBasic Education High School No. 1 Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar
CollegeUniversity of Delhi
St Hugh’s College, Oxford
SOAS, University of London
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutOn 27 September 1988, when she founded a political party- National League for Democracy (NLD)
FamilyFather– Aung San (Politician and Burmese Freedom Fighter)
Mother– Khin Kyi
Brother– Aung San Lin, Aung San Oo

Sisters– N/A
Address54 University Avenue, Yangon, Myanmar
ReligionTheravada Buddhist
EthnicityAsian
HobbiesTraveling, Reading, Cooking, Yoga, Interest in Modern Art
Major ControversiesShe has been widely criticized for not taking a clear stand over the 2015 Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar. Rohingyas are considered “stateless entities” in Myanmar. Rohingya is a Muslim minority group residing in Arakan (now known as Rakhine State). They are facing sporadic massacres, “ghettoisation”, rapes and restricted movements.
Favorite Things
Favorite PoliticianMahatma Gandhi
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidowed
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
HusbandLate Michael Aris, Historian
Marriage Datem. 1972–1999
ChildrenSon– Alex
Daughter– Kim
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Not Known

Name

Aung San Suu Kyi, like other Burmese names, includes no surname, but is only a personal name, in her case derived from three relatives: “Aung San” from her father, “Suu” from her paternal grandmother, and “Kyi” from her mother Khin Kyi.

The Burmese refer to her as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Daw, literally meaning “aunt”, is not part of her name but is an honorific for any older and revered woman, akin to “Madam”. Burmese sometimes address her as Daw Suu or Amay Suu (“Mother Suu”).

Personal life

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19 June 1945 in Rangoon (now Yangon), British Burma. According to Peter Popham, she was born in a small village outside Rangoon called Hmway Saung. Her father, Aung San, allied with the Japanese during World War II. Aung San founded the modern Burmese army and negotiated Burma’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1947; he was assassinated by his rivals in the same year. She grew up with her mother, Khin Kyi, and two brothers, Aung San Lin and Aung San Oo, in Rangoon. Aung San Lin died at the age of eight, when he drowned in an ornamental lake on the grounds of the house. Her elder brother emigrated to San Diego, California, becoming a United States citizen. After Aung San Lin’s death, the family moved to a house by Inya Lake where Aung San Suu Kyi met people of various backgrounds, political views and religions. She was educated in Methodist English High School (now Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon) for much of her childhood in Burma, where she was noted as having a talent for learning languages. She speaks four languages: Burmese, English, French and Japanese. She is a Theravada Buddhist.

Aung San Suu Kyi at the age of 6
Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi, gained prominence as a political figure in the newly formed Burmese government. She was appointed Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal in 1960, and Aung San Suu Kyi followed her there. She studied in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi, and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi in New Delhi, with a degree in politics in 1964. Suu Kyi continued her education at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, obtaining a B.A. degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1967, graduating with a third-class degree and M.A. degree in politics in 1968. After graduating, she lived in New York City with family friend Ma Than E, who was once a popular Burmese pop singer. She worked at the United Nations for three years, primarily on budget matters, writing daily to her future husband, Dr. Michael Aris. On 1 January 1972, Aung San Suu Kyi and Aris, a scholar of Tibetan culture and literature, living abroad in Bhutan, were married. The following year she gave birth to their first son, Alexander Aris, in London; their second son, Kim, was born in 1977. Between 1985 and 1987, Aung San Suu Kyi was working toward an M.Phil. degree in Burmese literature as a research student at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was elected as an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s in 1990. For two years, she was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Shimla, India. She also worked for the government of the Union of Burma.

In 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma, at first to tend for her ailing mother but later to lead the pro-democracy movement. Aris’ visit in Christmas 1995 turned out to be the last time that he and Aung San Suu Kyi met, as Aung San Suu Kyi remained in Burma and the Burmese dictatorship denied him any further entry visas. Aris was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997 which was later found to be terminal. Despite appeals from prominent figures and organizations, including the United States, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Pope John Paul II, the Burmese government would not grant Aris a visa, saying that they did not have the facilities to care for him, and instead urged Aung San Suu Kyi to leave the country to visit him. She was at that time temporarily free from house arrest but was unwilling to depart, fearing that she would be refused re-entry if she left, as she did not trust the military junta’s assurance that she could return.

Aris died on his 53rd birthday on 27 March 1999. Since 1989, when his wife was first placed under house arrest, he had seen her only five times, the last of which was for Christmas in 1995. She was also separated from her children, who live in the United Kingdom, but starting in 2011, they have visited her in Burma.

On 2 May 2008, after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi’s dilapidated lakeside bungalow lost its roof and electricity, while the cyclone also left entire villages in the Irrawaddy delta submerged. Plans to renovate and repair the house were announced in August 2009. Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on 13 November 2010.

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