Aung San Suu Kyi

suukyiDaw Aung San Suu Kyi is modest and soft spoken, but, depending on whether you believe the military rulers of Burma or the Nobel committee, she is either a puppet of imperialism or one of the most courageous women alive.

The woman who challenges one of the world’s most repressive military regimes stands only five-foot-four inches and weighs only 100 pounds. She usually appears in public with flowers pinned behind her ears, adding to her fragrant appeal. But her petite appearance and gentle manners take nothing away from tremendous conviction.

Seated under a huge painting of her famous father, it’s easy to see the resemblance. At her first public appearance in 1988, more than half a million Burmese came to hear the new freedom fighter, -they were attracted by the famous name, then mesmerized by the same captivating manner and riveting speeches


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