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Date of publication: 28 May 2009
Description/subject: "The continued harassment and detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi demonstrates the SPDC’s ambitions to silence Burma’s greatest hope for peace. Daw Suu does not threaten the generals who control Burma. In fact, she is their best hope. For over 20 years Daw Suu has exhibited an unwavering commitment to non-violence and dialogue with Burma’s military regime. In light of the junta’s repressive behavior, Daw Suu’s moderate voice and calls for national reconciliation are the true beacon of hope for Burma’s people and must not be overlooked. Political change in Burma is inevitable, as is the transition of power from the generals to a civilian government. A prominent figure of the democracy movement, Daw Suu commends widespread respect from Burma’s citizens, ethnic nationalities, and even within the armed forces. It is this common admiration that places Daw Suu in the unique position to peacefully guide democratic transition addressing the concerns of all parties. For a peaceful transition to democracy to take place in Burma, the junta must immediately release Daw Suu and engage in a sincere and inclusive dialogue regarding Burma’s political future. The junta must embrace Daw Suu’s calls for “reconciliation and progress towards a situation in which we can all participate together for the good of the future.”"
Language: English
Source/publisher: ALTSEAN-Burma
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 28 May 2009

Title: The trial of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi et al (May-June 2009)
Date of publication: May 2009
Description/subject: Various documents -- reports, relevant legislation, commentary, statements etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 30 May 2009

Title: Aung San Suu Kyi (1945-) Birmanie /Myanmar
Description/subject: Page Aung San Suu Kyi du site web: "Fille du leader de la libération Aung San (assassiné en 1947), Suu Kyi est née à Rangoon en 1945, juste avant que la Birmanie ne se libère de la tutelle colonisatrice de la Grande-Bretagne. Sa mère est diplomate et Suu Kyi est élevée en Inde et en Grande-Bretagne. Elle fait des études de philosophie, d’économie et de sciences politiques à Oxford. Elle poursuit une carrière académique jusqu'à ce qu'elle rentre en Birmanie, en 1988, pour soigner sa mère malade. En juillet 1988, le général Ne Win, à la tête d’une junte militaire depuis 1962, est obligé de démissionner. Les troubles qui suivent cet événement sont brutalement réprimés par l'armée. Influencée par la philosophie et les idées du Mahatma Gandhi et de Martin Luther King, Suu Kyi et ses amis politiques fondent, en 1988, la Ligue nationale pour la démocratie (LND). Son engagement, non violent, en faveur de la mise en place d'un régime démocratique lui vaut un grand succès auprès de la population. Ce succès va amener, en 1989, la junte militaire au pouvoir à assigner Suu Kyi à domicile afin de diminuer son influence, mais cette mesure ne va pas empêcher la LND de remporter presque 80% des sièges lors des élections de 1990. Les militaires au pouvoir vont refuser le résultat démocratique sorti des urnes et vont au contraire augmenter la répression et les persécutions vis-à-vis de l'opposition et des minorités ethniques. Malgré cela, Suu Kyi, appelée «la Dame», continue de résister.
Author/creator: Verdiana Grossi et Patrick Muttner
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Les Prix Nobels de la Paix (1901-1999)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: DASSK (Articles from Burmanet News)
Description/subject: Articles about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the Burmanet archives
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burmanet News
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 February 2016

Title: Results from a Google search for "Aung San Suu Kyi"
Description/subject: 106,000 results (September 2003) up from 48,000 (November 2002, up from 45,000 in July). 1,280,000 hits (May 2008); 9.300.000 hits (October 2017)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google.com
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Individual Documents

Title: Justice and National Reconciliation: Why Looking at the Past is the Key to the Future
Date of publication: 18 January 2018
Description/subject: "Since Burma embarked on its transition from a military government to a nominally civilian-led one in 2010, ‘national reconciliation’ has become a ubiquitous concept amongst its politicians and advocates for peace. The 2010 election was seen as an important opportunity for dialogue and cooperation, as well as a potential catalyst for peace in a country torn apart by more than 60 years of civil war. With the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) historic electoral win in 2015, hope was further renewed for rebuilding Burma into a genuine democracy and uniting its fragmented society....."
Author/creator: Janeen Sawatzky
Language: English
Source/publisher: Teacircleoxford
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 January 2018

Title: Myanmar overview 2017
Date of publication: 30 November 2017
Description/subject: "Dramatic reforms in Myanmar in recent years have transformed this long-isolated country into a more open society, one actively seeking to re-engage with the region and the world. Competitive elections, a lively parliament, a more vibrant media, and a growing civil society have allowed for debates on a range of issues concerning the nature of the state and the development agenda that were previously not pos - sible. The landslide electoral victory of the opposition National League of Democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership in November 2015 created the potential to deepen the democratic transition..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Asia Foundation
Format/size: pdf (467K)
Alternate URLs: https://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Myanmar_overview2017.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2018

Title: The ties that bind Suu Kyi’s hands
Date of publication: 21 October 2017
Description/subject: "Myanmar's leader has been widely condemned for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis but the blame for abuses more squarely lies with the autonomous military"...By law... Suu Kyi has no power over the wholly autonomous military, which is under the exclusive control of Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. While Suu Kyi was criticized for the ill-treatment of Rohingya even before August this year, Min Aung Hlaing visited Austria and Germany in April, Russia in June, India in July and Japan in August. On each visit he received a red carpet welcome while the Rohingya crisis, not to mention the wars against Kachin, Palaung and Shan ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar’s north, was apparently never broached..."
Author/creator: Bertil Lintner
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 October 2017

Title: No Excuse for Aung San Suu Kyi’s (In)actions
Date of publication: 25 September 2017
Description/subject: "It’s difficult to imagine a more dramatic drop in public stature than the one Aung San Suu Kyi has experienced these past few weeks. No doubt due in large part to the overwhelming sense of betrayal felt by many, the Nobel Laureate has been harshly criticized for her country’s recent treatment of the Rohingya. Words like “Genocide” and “Ethnic Cleansing” have, to my mind, been aptly used to define the situation in Rakhine State. With hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, it’s difficult to imagine a more systematic and purposeful deprivation of life and human rights currently unfolding. In the bloody corpus of human suffering, this chapter should without a doubt serve as the stereotypical example of ethnic cleansing. To a large extent, the international media agrees with that statement. And yet, though their denunciation of recent events has been forceful, the condemnation of Aung San Suu Kyi has proved a qualified one especially in more analytically minded circles. As it turns out, holding a Nobel prize inclines people, specifically those who consider themselves thoughtful, towards leniency. This is why you’ll hear arguments claiming that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has no good options, that she must appease the military leaders who are truly behind this massacre, that she risks damaging Myanmar’s fledgling democracy with too strong a denunciation of violence, and that the majority Bamar would turn against her should she speak out too strongly in defense of the Rohingya. Suu Kyi’s chief moral failing, by these accounts, is one of inaction. Her silence, rather than any active effort to tangibly harm people, is the main cause for disappointment..."
Author/creator: Haroon Atcha
Language: English
Source/publisher: TEACIRCLEOXFORD
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 January 2018

Title: Can the NLD claim the high ground?
Date of publication: 28 July 2017
Description/subject: "Since the National League for Democracy’s landslide November 2015 election victory, discussions of Myanmar’s political future have taken an interesting turn. The NLD—ruling in coalition with military and ethnic political interests—needs to maintain a delicate balance. It cannot afford to alienate the millions of voters who showed it such exuberant support. In practice, this means certain issues are deemed too hot for strong policy action. At the top of that list is the Rohingya conundrum: a political stalemate that has morphed into a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. The NLD is not prepared to risk its support from among Buddhist voters who resent any suggestion that the Rohingya, or other Muslims, deserve equal treatment from state authorities. The military also appears to have determined that any shift in NLD discussion of the topic threatens the red lines around its continued partnership with the elected government. For a long time, it was possible for activists from around the world, and from inside Myanmar, to project their personal expectations onto a hypothetical NLD government. Aung San Suu Kyi was a convenient symbol of peaceful resistance to military rule. Unsullied by the pragmatics of day to day decision making, her supporters, from near and far, rejoiced in her defiant purity: her Nobel Peace Prize; her years of imprisonment; her sacrifice of self and family; her steely and dignified resolve. The world fell in love with the idea that she could lead a democratic and inclusive country, where justice would prevail, and where a popular mandate would right history’s wrongs. Unfortunately, in this model, wishful thinking often substitutes for careful analysis of the challenges confronting every Myanmar government, as well as the specific limitations encountered by the NLD. Their coalition with the military is the engine for an evolving compromise about the distribution of power in the country, with the 2008 constitution setting the terms of the army’s continuing dominance of those areas where it perceives its core interests at stake. Nobody in a position of real power, least of all Aung San Suu Kyi, has made any serious move to question the basis of this arrangement. Where the NLD previously proposed constitutional amendments, the focus remained on clearing obstacles to Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal ambitions, rather than to deleting the military’s controlling stake. The footwork required to allow Aung San Suu Kyi’s elevation to the new role of State Counsellor goes to show that the military has few serious concerns about her capacity to challenge their mandate. In fact, they have Aung San Suu Kyi exactly where they want her..."
Author/creator: Nicholas Farrelly
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2017

Title: Suu Kyi’s Myanmar, one year on
Date of publication: 27 April 2017
Description/subject: "Twelve months ago, Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed State Counsellor of Myanmar, becoming the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Government that swept to power in (relatively) free and fair elections in 2015. Over the past several weeks, both the government and Suu Kyi herself have been subject to searching reviews by Myanmar-watchers and other commentators. To varying degrees, most have expressed disappointment with the NLD's performance during its first year in office. Even allowing for the unrealistically high expectations held both within and outside the country, the new government has failed to deliver on its promises. Foreign observers have been particularly critical of Suu Kyi's repeated refusal to intervene on behalf of the mostly stateless Muslim Rohingyas..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Lowy Interpreter"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2017

Title: Discord, not devotion, will help Aung San Suu Kyi succeed - Myanmar's leader is burdened by deferential politics
Date of publication: 30 March 2017
Description/subject: "It is not surprising that at the end of the first year of the National League for Democracy government of Myanmar, led by State Counselor and party chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi, commentators have been quick to summarize the year negatively. After all, newspapers and blogs are more avidly read if they bring news of fresh disasters, not the mundane, nitty-gritty, of the hard slog of governing. However, in the case of Myanmar there are other causes for the several tales of woe that have emerged in recent days. The first is that the NLD had no experience of governing before taking power five months after the 2015 elections. Moreover, the NLD is not a political party of the kind we normally think of. It had no articulate and developed set of policy alternatives and no carefully conceived strategies of implementation, nor did it have an ideological drive to give it momentum to govern. Rather, after being suppressed for two decades, it emerged as a disjointed organization with only one goal -- replacing the military government. This it has only partially achieved, thanks to the artful way the army structured the constitution to ensure that it maintained the ability to control the pace of political change. Second is the lionized position of Suu Kyi..."
Author/creator: Robert H. Taylor
Language: English
Source/publisher: Nikkei Asian Review
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 April 2017

Title: Aung San Suu Kyi's quiet, puritanical vision for Myanmar - The state counselor focuses on moral principles rather than concrete solutions
Date of publication: 29 March 2017
Description/subject: "After one year in power, Aung San Suu Kyi has gone all but missing from the public ear. Her voice, long known for inspiring her people, is heard in only a handful of public appearances or daily private meetings with officials and foreign dignitaries, while there is nearly no interaction with the media. When she does occasionally address a public audience, she repeats abstract concepts such as "national reconciliation," "rule of law" and "peace." But what is even more noticeable in her speeches is a commanding and pedagogical rhetorical style underpinned by a puritanical political ideology. The latter shows a world view that values individual fulfillment of ta-wun (duties or responsibilities) rather than exercise of akwin-ahyeh (rights or entitlements)..."
Author/creator: Mary Callahan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Nikkei Asian Review
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 April 2017

Title: Aung San Suu Kyi's fall from grace
Date of publication: 08 December 2016
Description/subject: "The people of Myanmar have always been able to capture complex issues in pithy, often humorous, ways. One joke currently doing the rounds is that, after decades of trying to get into the driver’s seat of the rickety old bus that is modern Myanmar, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has discovered that the steering wheel is not connected, the accelerator does not work and the passengers all want to go in different directions. Aung San Suu Kyi was never going to meet the expectations of her supporters, both in Myanmar and abroad. They were quite unrealistic, given all the problems she inherited on taking power in March. Every sector of government begged for drastic reform and increased resources. Added to that, several new challenges have arisen over the past eight months that have stretched her inexperienced administration almost to breaking point..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Interpreter"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 April 2017

Title: Suu Kyi shifts pre-election tack in Myanmar
Date of publication: 12 June 2014
Description/subject: "After two years of delicate accommodation, Myanmars military backed government and the main pro-democracy opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) are on a collusion course ahead of general elections scheduled for next year. An NLD-led campaign launched last month to amend the 2008 constitution is openly challenging the militarys political power and testing political stability ahead of the pivotal polls. The national drive for charter change aims broadly to accelerate the countrys still tentative transition from decades of authoritarian military rule towards democracy. In particular, the campaign is geared towards diminishing the role of military appointees to parliament who currently control 25% of its seats. The campaign however is not geared towards changing article 59(f), which bars NLD leader and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from assuming the presidency because she was married to a foreign national."
Author/creator: Larry Jagan
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2014

Title: The Lady Rallies the Masses Once Again - Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
Date of publication: 05 June 2014
Description/subject: "During the third week of May, Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters gathered for two mass rallies in Rangoon and Mandalay, Burma's two biggest cities. (The demonstration in Mandalay, the most important commercial city in upper Burma, drew an estimated 25,000 supporters.) Both rallies called for amending Article 436 of the 2008 constitution, which essentially gives the military a veto over any amendments. The article stipulates that any amendments require the support of more than 75 percent of members of the parliament, where unelected military representatives control a quarter of the seats. Aung San Suu Kyi's camp have to get rid of this provision before they can amend the article that prevents her from holding the presidency. There's no doubt that Burma's constitution is deeply flawed. The excessive power that it grants the military and the obstacles it places in the way of amendment are only two of the most obvious problems. Ideally, of course, these provisions can be changed or abolished. In reality, matters are a bit more complicated..."
Author/creator: Min Zin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Foreign Policy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 June 2014

Title: Myanmar: election boycotts and democracy
Date of publication: 07 March 2014
Description/subject: "For many years, we have learned about cryptic events in Burma/Myanmar from rumors. We had hoped that this would change with the elimination of censorship, and there has been much progress. But rumors still abound and decision-making is often still opaque. According to some reports, Aung San Suu Kyi has said that if the 2008 Myanmar constitution is not changed to allow her to compete for the presidency, her party - the National League for Democracy (NLD) - will boycott the 2015 elections. Others in the party say this is not true. She is currently prohibited from being (indirectly) elected by the Burmese parliament (Hluttaw) for the presidency or vice presidency because family members hold foreign passports..."
Author/creator: David I Steinberg
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Asia Times Online"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 May 2014

Date of publication: December 2010
Description/subject: "Passée l’euphorie de sa libération qui ne devait pourtant rien aux pressions internationales, il faudra bien se rendre à l’évidence : la fin de l’assignation à résidence d’Aung San Suu Kyi le 13 novembre dernier n’ouvre pas une nouvelle ère de la transition démocratique birmane. L’opinion internationale a trop vite cédé aux sirènes romanesques qu’inspirent la « Dame de Rangoun », sa « silhouette frêle » et ses « fleurs de jasmin dans les cheveux ». Ces élans orientalistes ranimant de vieilles perceptions coloniales d’une Asie mystérieuse et incarnée par cette femme iconifiée dont d’aucuns voudraient tant qu’elle porte nos derniers espoirs démocratiques, masquent profondément les réalités politiques de la Birmanie d’aujourd’hui. Car malgré la ferveur populaire qu’elle suscite toujours dans son pays, le champ d’action politique d’Aung San Suu Kyi est des plus limités. Un constat s’impose et nous l’aurions (presque) oublié : l’armée birmane demeure en position de force et se prépare à dominer, sous une forme plus indirecte, le paysage de la prochaine décennie, au sein duquel la place d’Aung San Suu Kyi sera des plus réduites. Que peut donc proposer l’égérie de la démocratie birmane afin de revitaliser son combat et de répondre aux attentes de « son » peuple ?..."
Author/creator: Renaud Egreteau
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: CERI- CRNS
Format/size: pdf (136K)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2010

Title: Aung San Suu Kyi and U.S. Policy toward Burma/Myanmar
Date of publication: August 2010
Description/subject: Abstract: No living foreigner has shaped contemporary U.S. attitudes toward a single country more than Aung San Suu Kyi. As the seemingly vulnerable international avatar of democracy, she has effectively determined the parameters of possible U.S. policy choices. Although her Burma/Myanmar specific goals and those of the U.S. overlap, they are not contiguous. That country is a “boutique” issue in U.S. politics – important but not of the highest priority. The U.S. will face difficult policy decisions toward Burma/ Myanmar following the formation of the new Burmese administration after the elections of November 7, 2010.  Manuscript received 9 July 2010; accepted 5 August 2010 Keywords: Burma/Myanmar, United States, policy, house, senate
Author/creator: Steinberg, David
Language: English
Source/publisher: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 29, 3, 35-59
Format/size: pdf (447.07 K)
Alternate URLs: http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2010

Title: Where Would Burma Be without Suu Kyi?
Date of publication: October 2008
Description/subject: "Recent events have raised concerns about Aung San Suu Kyi's health -- and questions about how the pro-democracy movement would cope without her... Let's imagine a situation: Burma without Aung San Suu Kyi. Undoubtedly, the ruling generals would see this as a dream come true. But for the majority of Burmese, it would come as a great disappointment to lose the leader of the country's pro-democracy movement. Aung San Suu Kyi at her Inya Lake home in 1996 (Photo: Nic Dunlop/Panos) Suu Kyi may be a prisoner, but she still has immense power. She strikes fear into the hearts of heavily armed men, while giving moral strength to the powerless. She is the hope of the people of Burma, who have struggled to survive under the boot of their military rulers for the past 46 years..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 10
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2008

Title: In Search of Suu Kyi - a review of "Perfect Hostage - A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi" by Justin Wintle
Date of publication: June 2007
Description/subject: New biography offers few insights into her thinking but gives a useful overview of her place in present-day Burma... Justin Wintle’s biography of Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi does not really bring the reader into direct contact with the world’s best known prisoner of conscience until the second of its four parts—and the first is by far the longest. Some will say he is guilty of padding, others that it is impossible to make any sense of the intractable mess that is contemporary Burma without an appreciation of the historical context..."
Author/creator: Dominic Faulder
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No.6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2008

Title: How They See The Lady
Date of publication: April 2007
Description/subject: The Irrawaddy asked ethnic leaders how they view Aung San Suu Kyi and her leadership in the country’s almost two-decade long pro-democracy movement... “We ethnic members have studied her from the very beginning. Having listened to her speech at the Shwedagon rally in 1988 and met with her o­n several occasions, we have come to believe that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is a person, and a leader, who will accept reality. “But we’ve never expected a political leader who is completely flawless. Since the popular uprising in 1988, there have been weaknesses among politicians who have played a leading role in Burma’s politics—including me. As we have weaknesses, we are still failing to achieve a democratic nation. So, should we blame her alone for the failure? We all are responsible for that.”... —Aye Thar Aung, secretary of the Arakan League for Democracy party, based in Rangoon; —Shwe Ohn, a leader of the banned United Nationalities League for Democracy, who attended the 1947 Panglong conference, based in Rangoon; —Cin Siang Thang, chairman of the ethnic Zomi National Congress party, based in Rangoon; —Mahn Sha, secretary of Burma’s oldest and strongest rebel group, the Karen National Union
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 May 2008

Title: Meetings with Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: April 2007
Description/subject: Former UN Special Envoy Razali Ismail sought to negotiate between the opposition party and the military regime from 2000 until 2005. He recalls his meetings with Burma’s most famous prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Author/creator: Razali Ismail
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 May 2008

Title: The Lady Fights On
Date of publication: April 2007
Description/subject: While Burma’s generals deny Aung San Suu Kyi’s influence, she still remains a relevant and uniting political force... " ...Suu Kyi is still alive and remains spiritually strong, but the fight for democracy in Burma has not been an easy or happy o­ne. Whatever hope remains is focused o­n her iron resolve in standing true to her principles..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 May 2008

Title: Sanktionen zur Förderung von Frieden und Menschenrechten? Fallstudien zu Myanmar, Sudan und Südafrika
Date of publication: 2006
Description/subject: Eine kontroverse Diskussion zur Wirksamkeit internationaler Sanktionen (UNO; USA; EU; ILO) in Burma/Myanmar nach den Aufständen von 1988; der Einfluss Aung San Suu Kyis; die Rolle westlicher NGOs; Fallstudien zu Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Südafrika A study on the efficacity of intnernational sanctions after the protests of 1988; the influence of Aung San Suu Kyi; the role of western NGOs; case studies of Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, South Africa
Author/creator: Sina Schüssler
Language: German, Deutsch
Source/publisher: Zentrum der Konfliktforschung der Philipps-Universität Marburg
Format/size: PDF (890k)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/11354
Date of entry/update: 21 September 2007

Title: True Grit - Sculptor’s earthy tributes to Burmese courage
Date of publication: March 2005
Description/subject: "When Jim McNalis returns home from his occasional trips to Burma he takes not only memories. Packed away in his suitcase is the very essence of Burma—samples of its soil. Jim McNalis at work in his Florida studio Jim, a talented artist and former Walt Disney art director, adds the soil to clay in his Florida studio and fashions sculptures of the Burmese personalities he most admires. Chief among them is a bust of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “The first thing I see every morning as I enter my studio is my cast of the sculpture of Aung San Suu Kyi,” he told The Irrawaddy. “She seems to stare reflectively through the window and out over the water, reminding me on a daily basis that there is no such thing as neutrality; that if one person’s freedom is denied, the freedom of all people is in jeopardy.”..."
Author/creator: Jim Andrews
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2005

Title: Nobel Peace Laureate visits Burma (Japanese)
Date of publication: 18 February 2003
Description/subject: ICBL Ambassador Jody Williams' trip to this landmine-infested country included a meeting with fellow Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Ms. Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, which she received with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, visited Burma this week, carrying personal messages of support from fellow Nobel Peace laureates Rigobera Menchu Tum, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. Oscar Arias, Joseph Rotblat, Norman Borlaug, Betty Williams, Mairead McGuire, to Burma's country-bound Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. It was the first visit to Ms. Suu Kyi by another Nobel Peace Laureate since she received the award while under house arrest in 1991.
Author/creator: Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (Tr. Michiyo Kato)
Language: Japanese, English
Source/publisher: Nonviolence International Southeast Asia
Format/size: html (Japanese and English)
Alternate URLs: http://www.icbl.org/news/2003/288.php (English)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: "NEWS COLLECTION" ( About Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD and SPDC ) from 28-10-1997 to 12-12-2002
Date of publication: 12 December 2002
Description/subject: 6 years of reporting by the BBC.
Author/creator: Khin Kyaw Han (compiler)
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC World Service
Format/size: html (2.2MB), Doc (1.4MB) for download. 302 pages
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Hoffnung auf Zehenspitzen
Date of publication: 23 August 2002
Description/subject: Aung San Suu Kyi - Nahaufnahme einer Ikone
Author/creator: Charlotte Wiedemann
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Freitag Jg. 2002 Nr. 35
Format/size: php 19k
Date of entry/update: 20 March 2006

Title: "Suu Kyi frei - wo bleibt die Demokratie?"
Date of publication: 12 June 2002
Description/subject: Die Aufhebung des Hausarrests von Aung San Suu Kyi am 6. Mai 2002, mögliche Ursachen, neue Herausforderungen. Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest, possible reasons, challenges.
Author/creator: Ulrike Bey
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Asienhaus
Alternate URLs: Zusammenfassung der Diskussion beim politischen Salon.
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Biography of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Japanese)
Date of publication: 28 May 2002
Description/subject: A biography from her birth to May 2002.
Author/creator: BurmaInfo (Japan)
Language: Japanese
Source/publisher: BurmaInfo (www.burmainfo.org)
Format/size: html (Japanese)
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2010

Title: Beauty and the Beast in Burma
Date of publication: 25 May 2000
Description/subject: An important article by Timothy Garton-Ash
Author/creator: Timothy Garton-Ash
Language: English
Source/publisher: New York Review of Books
Format/size: html (63K)
Alternate URLs: http://nybooks.com/nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?20000525021F
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: The Ugly Beauty of Backwardness
Date of publication: 25 May 2000
Description/subject: Timothy Garton Ash reports from Burma, one of the most repressive andisolated states in the world. He finds a country straight out of the pages ofRudyard Kipling-and George Orwell. Shortened version of "Beauty and the Beast in Burma",
Author/creator: Timothy Garton Ash
Language: English
Source/publisher: NY Review of Books
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Trials of an Icon
Date of publication: June 1999
Description/subject: "It is time to start trusting Aung San Suu Kyi's instincts as a politician and stop putting blind faith in her image as an icon of the pro-democracy movement".
Language: English
Source/publisher: Editorial, "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 7. No. 5
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Crime and Punishment
Date of publication: March 1999
Description/subject: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's husband Michael Aris is gravely ill with cancer. Now it is up to the junta to decide whether they will have a last reunion.
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 7, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: BBC Profile of Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 29 July 1998
Description/subject: Arlene Gregorius looks back at the life and career of Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi
Author/creator: Arlene Gregorius
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Date of publication: 19 January 1997
Description/subject: Parade Magazine, Cover Story, January 19, 1997..." In the exotic southeast Asian nation of Burma, a country of 46 million people, a battle of wills of heroic proportions is taking place. On one side is a brutal military dictatorship known as SLORC (State Law and Restoration Council). On the other is a slim, 51-year old mother of two named Aung San Suu Kyi, who is leading her people in a nonviolent struggle for democracy..."
Author/creator: David Wallechinsky
Language: English
Source/publisher: by
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2010

Title: Position of Power and Notions of Empowerment: Comparing the Views of Lee Kuan Yew and Aung San Suu Kyi on Human Rights and Democratic Governance
Date of publication: 1997
Description/subject: "This essay compares the human rights views of two Asians who in their own ways have been influential not only on their own fellow countrypersons but whose influence extend beyond their national borders. It is submitted that both Lee Kuan Yew1, a Singaporean and Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese, have made their impact internationally And I further submit that their influence and impact are at least partly due to their ideas though of course, in the case of Lee Kuan Yew his influence is perhaps primarily due to Lee's role in the "miraculous transformation in Singapore's economy while maintaining tight political control over the country ... [resulting in] Singapore's per capita GNP [being] now higher than that of its erstwhile colonizer Great Britain". The comparison of Aung San Suu Kyi's and Lee's views on human rights and democracy should be of some relevance and interest in the light of increasingly substantial contemporary literature on democratisation and international law..."
Author/creator: Myint Zan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Newcastle Law Review, Vol. 2, pp. 49-69, 1997
Format/size: pdf (186K
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs6/Myintzan-Suu-LKY.pdf
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2014

Title: Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi
Date of publication: 1995
Description/subject: "20 July 1995 will mark the sixth anniversary of the detention under house arrest of prisoner of conscience Aung San Suu Kyi. 11 July 1995 marks the end of Aung San Suu Kyi's period of detention as stipulated by the laws of the government of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has been detained by the military government of Myanmar, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), for the peaceful expression of her political views. Amnesty International, which has called for her immediate and unconditional release since the beginning of her detention, now requests the SLORC to unconditionally release Aung San Suu Kyi in accordance with Myanmar law..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International (ASA 16/08/95)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003