SUU KYI'S ACTIONS
Suu Kyi has done a lot towards her goal to make true happiness exist in Burma.
She saw happiness in bringing about freedom and justice - this is what democracy
In 1990, Suu Kyi ran for presidency, representing the
National League for Democracy (NLD), which she had helped
to form during 1988. During the election, Suu Kyi delivered
speeches, hoping to 1) achieve popularity and votes, and
mostly 2) to spread the ideal of democracy throughout Burma.
Even though Suu Kyi rightfully became Burmaís new leader
(she won more than 82% of the votes), she could not. The
military regime did not allow it. She was put under house
arrest to prevent her taking the position of president. But
it did not end there. The government placed her under house
arrest again, not nearly one year after her release, and then,
continued the second house arrest.
To this day, Suu Kyi is
still confined in her home. Even though restricted, she did
not give up. She continued to deliver speeches when she was
granted permission. She wrote books and essays, such as
Freedom from Fear and Letters from Burma.
Her actions have grabbed the attention of millions around the
world. From this international fame, Suu Kyi has just created
her army to fight for human rights in Burma. She found it by
using the power of the media to tell her peopleís story
through interviews and literature.
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