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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Why she kicks ass
Aung San Suu Kyi is a winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty who spent years under arrest and is known as one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners.
One of her most famous speeches was “Freedom From Fear”, which began: “It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” 
Aung San Suu Kyi received the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal,  was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela and was made an honorary citizen of Canada.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Why she kicks ass

  • Aung San Suu Kyi is a winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty who spent years under arrest and is known as one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners.
  • One of her most famous speeches was “Freedom From Fear”, which began: “It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”
  • Aung San Suu Kyi received the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal,  was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela and was made an honorary citizen of Canada.
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