ASEAN Life Vol: 2 March - May 2014 - Page 16

profile Aung San Suu Kyi A Story of Compassion, Bravery and Forgiveness Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up. Aung San Suu Kyi T he leadership legacies of Aung San Suu Kyi have not just inspired the Burmese, but also the rest of the world. Having won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and several honorary awards, Suu Kyi proved that her leadership asiasociety.org principles are worth emulating. Despite being under house arrest, she continued fighting for democracy in Myanmar. Suu Kyi grew up in the world of politics. Her father, General Aung San, is Burma’s independence hero. She did not see her Leadership Principles Worth has spoken in several rallies and her life. The opposite applies for Suu father’s struggles because he died when she Emulating campaigned for justice. However, she Kyi. She said, “In some ways, I don’t is known to be quick in apologizing think they did anything to me. They when necessary. placed me under house arrest, but that was just two years old. She continued the principles her father fought for as Burma ▶ Don’t just say what you want to say or ▶ Willingness to sacrifice to fight for struggled for genuine freedom. She worked at do what you want to do. As a leader, the United Nations in New York and traveled Aung San Suu Kyi believes that to different countries. For a while, she stayed people follow every word a leader imprisonment is no joke. Many in the UK to raise her children --- but her says. Leaders have to be very careful. politicians claiming to be “just” won’t heart remained in Myanmar. She learned the value of meditation take this kind of sacrifice to take a and took insight meditation classes stand. For Suu Kyi, despite being kept in 1990 could have instituted the awaited at Oxford University. She is now more away from her family, she learned to change, but prior to their party’s victory, she patient because of this technique. deal with inherent “consequences” of was detained. Suu Kyi was imprisoned for 21 She believes meditation helps in her commitment and dedication. She years and was released in 2010. Although withstanding physical and mental knows that this kind of sacrifice will Myanmar still has a long way to go in pushing pressure. bear fruits. ASEAN-Life someone who was imprisoned for a Looking for Sales Representative. The success of her opposition party es.wikipedia.org for democratic reforms, Daw Aung San Suu 16 MAR-APR 2014 www.asean-life.com ▶ Abhor hypocrisy but acknowledge what is right. 21 years of political ▶ The value of love and forgiveness. For Kyi leads fearlessly and confidently, a worthy shortcomings. Burmese people have trait for an intergenerational population of always felt her sincerity. She keeps long time fighting for justice, one can Burmese citizens to follow. on searching for deeper truths. She assume that anger and hatred ruled gave me time to read.” In her heart, love and forgiveness still reigns. In Myanmar, Suu Kyi seems to have a “rock star” status. People cheer and listen to her whenever she is around. This is the type of leader who has the genuine love and support of her followers. WANTED! Please Send Your Resume to Info@Asean-Life.com www.asean-life.com MAR-APR 2014 17