Who’s that girl?
Aung San Suu Kyi (born June 19, 1945 in Yangon, Burma) is a human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and former State Counsellor of Myanmar. She brought democracy to her country with nonviolence. She is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma and a famous prisoner. She has been on house arrest multiple times. Suu Kyi won the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize in 1990, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992, she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru peace prize.
So begins the Wikipedia entry. Her star has fallen of late; well, perhaps fallen is a bit harsh, but it’s tarnished without doubt.
Anyway, it’s a very live issue right now, and deeply contentious. One thing you can say for sure; a military coup is rarely the answer.
But it reminded me of happier times. We designed this banner for the side of Liberty Hall in 2012. Seems like a lifetime ago for me. I’m sure many in Myanmar would feel the same…