Aung San Suu Kyi
Fearless Voice of Burma
Revised and updated edition of Aung San Suu Kyi: Fearless Voice of Burma. Now available.
When Aung San Suu Kyi returned to her native Burma to tend to her ailing mother, no one could have known that within a few months she would become a leader of her people. In 1989, after Suu Kyi had worked only a year in Burma's renewed struggle for democracy, the military government placed her under house arrest. The following year, while still confined to her house, Suu Kyi led Burma's National League for Democracy to victory at the polls. The military government refused to recognize the elections.
In 1991, still under arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Prize for peace. Upon her release from house arrest in 1995, thousands flocked to Suu Kyi's home in Rangoon to hear her speak. There she offered hope that democracy may yet blossom in Burma. However, Burma's government allowed Suu Kyi's little freedom. And then they confined her again to her house.
Whitney Stewart's biography, based on personal interviews with Aung San Suu Kyi and those around her, illuminates the dangers endured and triumphs enjoyed by this inspiring woman.
US Campaign for Burma : http://www.uscampaignforburma.org/
1612 K Street NW , 401
Washington , District of Columbia 20006
Full of current information about Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, and US legislation for Burma. They always need volunteers.
Geoffery Hiller: http://www.hillerphoto.com
Geoffery Hiller is a photographer and web designer. For over twenty years he has worked as a documentary photographer. His photographs of Burma are breathtaking and the accompanying text is informative and moving.
The Aung San Suu Kyi site: http://www.dassk.com/
A site dedicated to the Nobel Prize winner, featuring her biography, text of her speeches and interviews and an opportunity to listen to her speak. The biography is extremely detailed in a timeline format and provides an excellent overview of her life. There is a page dedicated to her husband and a link to a website for Min Ko Naing (http://www.angelfire.com/bc/freemkn/ ), one of Burma's most prominent freedom fighters.
BBC Current News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/
The BBC provides daily news from the region, in an Asia-Pacific section. Some significant archive articles are represented here:
Suu Kyi Meets Military.
Jan. 9, 2001. Article about Aung San Suu Kyi's first meeting with the Burmese government in five years.
The Burma Project of the Soros Foundation: http://www.soros.org/burma
An excellent site that features a variety of "maps, stats and facts" of Burma, as well as a list of excellent web links.
CIA Factbook on Burma: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bm.html
Provides current information on geography, demographics, government, economy, transportation, and military. The sections of the site are very straightforward without any frills, but they provide a wealth of information.
Burma FM : http://www.burmafm.com/
A website for Burmese radio, featuring the most important news headlines from the area, and an impressive list of web links for Burmese art, business, travel, and humanitarian aid projects.
Free Burma Coalition: http://www.freeburmacoalition.org/
The Free Burma Coalition is an umbrella organization of grassroots movement's worldwide working for freedom and democracy in Burma. Their website offers numerous opportunities for people to get involved in the campaign and educates visitors on what is being done currently. Under the " Burma in Pictures" section is an impressive visual tour of Burma and it's plight.
Lonely Planet's Myanmar Site : http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/
Lonely Planet's online site is an excellent resource for travelers. It provides great information about Burma. This site includes a brief history, descriptions of the major sites, maps, statistics about population and area, plus current articles about local events.