“are you afraid? They may lock you up again at any time.” The reporter asked. “I’m not afraid. As long as I’m free, I’ll do as much as I can.” She said.
on July 19, 1995, Myanmar martyrs’ day, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remembered her dead father and other leaders in Yangon.
in 1989, Aung San Suu Kyi attended a rally criticizing the rule of the Myanmar authorities.
in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband aris (right) and two sons received the peace prize on her behalf.
is located in the Yinya Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. The scenery is beautiful, remote and quiet. However, in a dilapidated apartment on the South Bank of the lake, it is heavily guarded. The high fence is covered with barbed wire. There are soldiers with guns outside the door, and the road in front of the door is covered with nails. Over the past 20 years, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s most famous “political prisoner”, has been imprisoned here.
on November 13, when the 65 year old Aung San Suu Kyi walked out of the gate wearing a purple gauze cage skirt, walked slowly from the path in front of the door, smiled and waved to the cheering supporters, people were pleasantly surprised to find that the woman who had lost her freedom for too long was still so beautiful and calm, There is another kind of self-confidence and longing for freedom in his eyes. Every small step she took has always led Myanmar to a big step towards democracy and freedom.
from Yinya lake to a foreign land
there is a magnificent mausoleum not far from Yinya lake, where Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, general Deqin Aung San, who led Myanmar to independence, is buried.
more than half a century ago, general Aung San proudly announced in front of the Ruiguang golden pagoda that Myanmar would fight for independence, leading the Burmese people to drive away the British who had colonized for half a century. The foreign invasion was solved, but Aung San fell in the rain of bullets in the forest of civil strife. On July 19, 1947, Aung San was negotiating with several ministers in the interim government building, when suddenly several armed elements with submachine guns broke in. Aung San and the ministers fell in a pool of blood and died on the spot. That year, Aung San Suu Kyi was only two years old.
after the death of her father, her mother was appointed Myanmar ambassador to India. Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar with her mother and studied at a women’s College in India. There, she came into contact with Mahatma’s political and philosophical thoughts, which also laid a deep foreshadowing for her future pursuit of democratic politics.
in 1963, 18-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi was sent to Oxford University to study politics, philosophy and economics. Her pure and pleasant temperament left a deep impression on people. Friend Ann Pasternak Slater recalled: “Suji, who often wears traditional Burmese clothes and gauze cages, has always been the target of boys on campus. She is not only dignified, but also has noble sentiment and noble elegance.”
during the University, Aung San Suu Kyi used her spare time to collect various materials about her father in Myanmar or English and write her father’s biography. In the process of writing, Suu Kyi was deeply infected by her father’s selfless and fearless spirit and her deep love for the country and nation. She has repeatedly told her classmates that she must return to Myanmar in the future to help her compatriots there live a better life. After graduating from
, Myanmar was under the rule of general naiwin. Suu Kyi was unable to return home, so her ambition had to be shelved for the time being. Wu Dan, then Secretary General of the United Nations, helped her get the post of assistant secretary in the United Nations Office in New York. The Naiwen regime has always been very worried about the “daughter of the father of the country”, and has repeatedly tried to get its long-term plan out of her mouth and intimidate her not to mess around.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who had no hope of returning home, had to wait quietly for the opportunity to come. During this time, her beauty, kindness and persistence deeply moved Oxford University professor Mike ARIS, who studied Tibetan culture. They were engaged in 1971. In the eight months before marriage, Suu Kyi wrote 187 letters to her fiance, telling her heart in detail. She was worried that the Burmese people would misunderstand their marriage and believe that she had betrayed her motherland.
in her letter, she wrote: “I have only one request. If the people of my country need me, please help me and let me do my duty for them… But these worries are too insignificant. As long as we love each other wholeheartedly and cherish each other, I believe that love and compassion will prevail in the end.”
after more than ten years of marriage, Suu Kyi lived quietly with aris in Oxford, took care of her family, taught her husband and children, accompanied her two children to grow up, avoided contact with exiled Myanmar dissidents, and never took the initiative to get involved in the right and wrong of Myanmar politics. But she knew in her heart that when the country and the people needed it, she would give herself without hesitation. Therefore, although she is eligible for a British passport after marrying ARIS, Suu Kyi has refused to apply for a British passport because it is illegal to have dual nationality in Myanmar. And aris also knows that one day fate will make his wife make a difficult choice between home and country. This beautiful looking man in front of her is by no means an ordinary Burmese woman – everything that happened later proves that aris’s prediction is completely correct.
shows the wisdom and boldness of politicians.
at the end of March 1988, in the chilly spring of Oxford City, history turned a corner in Aung San Suu Kyi’s originally calm life.
one night, when the children all fell asleep, Suu Kyi received a phone call and learned that her mother in Myanmar was in critical condition of stroke. The worry that had been hidden for 16 years finally emerged, and she was faced with the most difficult multiple-choice question – return to Myanmar or stay in the UK? Finally, Suu Kyi gave up her superior and comfortable life in Britain and returned to her haunted hometown with her husband’s sentence “I will never stand between you and your country” and a trace of reluctance and debt to her family. “