An icon's journey: Aung San Suu Kyi's life in troubled Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi: From peace icon to pariah

1988: Suu Kyi joins protests in Myanmar against military rule

1989: The movement is brutally crushed

She is placed under house arrest

1991: Suu Kyi wins the Nobel Peace Prize

1995: She is released and regularly speaks to crowds

amid growing global support


"What international investment is doing now is putting more and more money into the pockets of a small privileged elite who then become more and more keen on preserving the status quo."

Courtesy: DVB

2000: She is detained again for 19 months

before her longest period of house arrest

2010: Suu Kyi is released to global jubilation

The military installs a quasi-civilian government

2012: Suu Kyi's NLD party wins 43 seats

She takes her place in parliament

Jun. 2012: Deadly clashes erupt in Rakhine state

between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims

2015: The NLD wins a landslide election

Suu Kyi assumes power as 'state counselor'

2016: Rohingya militant attacks prompt a brutal crackdown

Amid global concern, Suu Kyi remains largely silent

2017: Further militant attacks and the military's deadly response

drive 730,000 people over the border

2018: A year on she maintains her stance

despite ongoing international criticism

"The danger of terrorist activities, which was the initial cause of events leading to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine remains real and present today."

2019: Suu Kyi travels to Europe not as a hero

but to face genocide claims