Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s democratic opposition, smiles to supporters after opening ceremony of Aungsan Jar-mon Library at Thanatpin township near Bago

by Khet Mar    /  September 23, 2011  / No comments

Zayar Thaw has been been bodyguard on Aung San Suu Kyi's trips.

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Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s democratic opposition, smiles to supporters after the opening ceremony of Aungsan Jar-mon Library at Thanatpin township near Bago, 60 miles (97 km) north of Yangon August 14, 2011. The 66-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate on Sunday makes what her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is advertising as her first overtly political trip outside Yangon since her release from house arrest last November. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR – Tags: PROFILE RELIGION POLITICS)

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Khet Mar is a staff writer at Sampsonia Way. A former writer-in-residence at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, Khet Mar is a journalist, novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist from Burma. She is the author of one novel, Wild Snowy Night, as well as several collections of short stories, essays and poems. Her work has been translated into English and Japanese, been broadcast on radio, and made into a film. In the fall of 2007, Mar was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

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