Essay about Freedom Of Fear : Suu Kyi

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In 1990, while receiving the Freedom of Speech award in Myanmar, also referred to as Burma, Aung Sang Suu Kyi gave a memorable speech with the title “Freedom of Fear”. In 1948, her father Aung San, the modern founder of Burma and Prime Minister at the time was assassinated, with only one member of his cabinet having survived the attack. This member, by the name of U Ne Win went on to become her father’s successor as not only the Prime Minister, but also the new Burmese Dictator. He also appointed Suu Kyi’s mother, Khin Kyi, as the Burman Ambassador to India a little later on in his reign. After studying at Oxford, Suu Kyi returned home in 1988 to take care of her ailing mother, but what she returned home to was not the same Burma that she once grew up in. She returned to find slaughtered citizens and deceased protesters who opposed U Ne’s iron fisted rule. Suu Kyi was a changed woman, decided to take a stand, and founded the National League for Democracy, which ultimately resulted in her arrest by the Burmese government after speaking out against the tyrannical dictator. But instead of sulking in her failed attempt to bring a better Burma, Suu Kyi eloquently demonstrates her stance on the country through the credibility of famous activists, the emotions of the people, and the evidence of Burman oppression in her most famous speech.
In hope to bring enlightenment to the people, Suu Kyi credits some very influential people in her writing. Because she is the daughter of Aung…

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