Aung San Suu Kyi — Burmese Activist born on June 19, 1945,

Aung San Suu Kyi, AC is a Burmese opposition politician and president of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners... (wikipedia)

My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say 'That's it.' Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom.
I don't think of myself as unbreakable. Perhaps I'm just rather flexible and adaptable.
As long as there is no law in Burma, any individual here can be arrested at any time.
I've always tried to explain democracy is not perfect. But it gives you a chance to shape your own destiny.

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