For almost 30 years Aung San Suu Kyi has been a stalwart in the fight for democratic reforms in Myanmar. Her steadfast support of non-violent change has won her the love of her people and the respect of the international community.
The party of Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a string of seats in the country's by-elections. The vote was held to select MPs for parliament's upper houses and some state assemblies.
While only a few seats will be up for grabs, it will indicate how voters in Myanmar feel about their year-old government. De facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticized both in Myanmar and abroad.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority Rohingya communities. Suu Kyi said it was "too strong an expression" for what was happening.
Myanmar's opposition party, NLD, is expected to perform well in the upcoming parliamentary election - in large part due to the efforts of its leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom people have a unique relationship.
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