Suu Kyi’S Selected for Special ‘Adviser’ Role by the Party (Download PDF)


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Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19th June 1945 at Rangoon (now known as Yangon) of British Burma. She is Chairperson of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NDL) Party. Currently, she is serving as Minister in President Htin Kyaw’s Cabinet.

She is also citizen of Canada and member of The Elders. The Elders is an international non-governmental organization which is work for elder statesmen, peace activist and human rights advocates. These all were brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007. Kofi Annan is the chairperson of The Elders.

About Suu Kyi’s achievements:

  • Suu Kyi gained international acclaim and many honours like Rafto Prize, Sakharov Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Order of Australia, US Congressional Gold Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Suu Kyi who is also known as the daughter of the country’s independence hero who is her father Aung San, won a seat in 2012 by-elections and comprised the country’s new quasi-civilian parliament as it developed into a vibrant power center.

About her selection as “state adviser”:

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s party submits a proposal to produce a new “state adviser” role for her.
  • It will give her power to communicate between the president and Parliament.
  • Suu Kyi cannot become president because of rules in a junta-era constitution; even she had the huge election victory in November’s remarkable elections.
  • Her responsibility will be to give advice and conduct any meetings considered as necessary and budget.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 1, 2016

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