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Brife Biography and Background of Aung San Suu Kyi

During 1988

April, 1988 - While students protest breaks out in Rangoon, Suu Kyi returns to Burma from England where she has been living with her British husband and two sons, to care for her ailing mother.

July 23 - Gen. Ne Win steps down as Chairman of the Burma Socialist Programme Party(BSPP) after 26 years, triggering pro-democracy movement.

August 8 - The famous 8-8-88 mass uprising starts in Rangoon and spreads to the entire country, drawing millions of people all over Burma to join demonstrations. Many died when troops open fire on the crowds. The following military crackdown killed thousands of innocent civilian.

August 15- Proposed the formation of a People's Consultative Committee during the democratic uprising in Burma.

August 26- Suu Kyi makes her first public appearance. Speaking to a huge crowd outside the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon she compares the unrest to a "second struggle for independence".

September 18- The military reestablishes its power and the State Law and Order Restoration Council is formed. Hundreds killed as troops fire at crowds. The military again crushes the pro-democracy movement with force killing hundreds more.

September 24- Suu Kyi and other democracy leaders form the National League for Democracy (NLD). She is party general secretary.

During October - As leader of the NLD, delivered over a hundred public addresses during extensive campaign tours all over the country.

December 27- Daw Khin Kyi, mother of Aung San Suu Kyi dies. The funeral procession draws a huge crowd of supporters, which turns into a peaceful protest against military rule.

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