Former General Secretary of the National League of Democracy, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1991, and political activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from 7 years of house arrest in Burma for her opposition to the authoritarian rule.
Even after more than a decade of house arrest Suu Kyi is determined to continue to work to restore democracy and improve human rights in the country.
She has sacrificed plenty of herself for her noble political cause. Aside from not seeing her own children for over a decade she has also yet to meet her grandchild but Suu Kyi remains resilient and determined.
During her house arrest she has kept in touch with the outside world by listening to the radio. While it may sound bizarre to most, Suu Kyi says that “there aren’t enough hours in the day” when asked about how she spent her time during this long house arrest.
Suu Kyi is back in full force and shes will be vigilantly pursuing her agenda to revive a movement towards democracy in Burma. In order to reach the younger crowds Suu Kyi is also considering joining Twitter, Facebook, or both to increase her support.
She wants to achieve her goals through dialogue and reconciliation to create a united and democratic nation with restored human rights. Suu Kyi is clearly revered in Burma and excited crowds greeted her as she was finally able to leave her house. Even after spending 15 out of the last 21 years, Suu Kyi is not disheartened or threatened by the oppositio and still remains positive about creating a national dialogue.