Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has questions for US high school students

The longtime opposition leader in her country, Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest while Myanmar was ruled by a military junta.

By: AP | Washington | Published:September 16, 2016 2:11 am
Suu Kyi, Aung Sun Suu Kyi, Myanmar, myanmar education, suu kyi education myanmar, world news, Latest news, indian express The former political prisoner who is now the de facto leader of Myanmar used her visit to a Washington high school to solicit ideas about how to improve education in her country. (Source: Reuters)

The former political prisoner who is now the de facto leader of Myanmar used her visit to a Washington high school to solicit ideas about how to improve education in her country.

Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) told students at Roosevelt High School on September 15 that she had never visited a public school in the US While the students had prepared questions about her life and career, she spent just as much time quizzing them about their favorite teachers and subjects.

The longtime opposition leader in her country, Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest while Myanmar was ruled by a military junta. The 71-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was elected last year and holds the titles of state counsellor and foreign minister.