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Woman who Terrifies Burma’s Military

September 23: Two days ago, commuters at the railway station in Myanmar or Burma's capital city Yangon (earlier spelt Rangoon), were confronted with a scary sight. A posse of policemen in riot gear, was swarming all over the station. No, it wasn't a dreaded terrorist attack that they were guarding against. They were preventing a frail 55 year-old woman from...

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19, 1945 as the daughter of national leader General Aung San (assassinated July 19, 1947) and Daw Khin Kyi. She was educated in Rangoon, Burma until she was 15 years old. In 1960 she accompanied her mother to Delhi, India on her appointment as Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal. Kyi...

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