In the news - Aung San Suu Kyi

Released from her 15 year home arrest only one year ago, pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has won a parliamentary seat in military-dominated Burma (Manama).

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Aung San Suu Kyi wins parliamentary seat


Released from her 15 year home arrest only one year ago, pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has won a parliamentary seat in military-dominated Burma (Myanmar). Could this be a new era for the country? Discuss issues surrounding democracy and military coups with these hand-picked resources.



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  • Compare political organisation in the UK, Sweden, Burma, Russia and North Korea while considering the abuse of human rights in this thoughtful presentation.

Democracy V Dictatorships

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