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Profile in courage: Aung San Suu Kyi, hero's daughter turned election victor

Nov 14, 2015    

YANGON: Myanmar's landmark elections on November 8 have cemented Aung San Suu Kyi's position as the most popular political leader in the country.The landslide victory by her National League for Democracy (NLD) brings the daughter of Myanmar's independence leader, Aung San, closer to the centre of power, even though she is constitutionally barred from becoming president.Members of Myanmar's older generation remember the death of Aung San the way Americans over a certain age can recall where they were when US President John F Kennedy was shot.He was the founder of the Myanmar Army, and after Wor...

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