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Alexander Aris Myint San Aung (Burmese: မြင့်ဆန်းအောင်, pronounced: [mjɪ̰ɴ sʰáɴ àʊɴ]; born 1973), is the elder son of Aung San Suu Kyi and Michael Aris. He is a grandson of Aung San, who founded the modern Burmese army and negotiated Burma's independence from the United Kingdom in 1947 and the pioneer of democracy in Myanmar.
Aris was born on 12th April, 1973 in London, to Aung San Suu Kyi and Michael Aris.
Aris was educated at two independent schools in his home city of Oxford, in southern England: at Woodcote House School, a co-educational preparatory (junior) school, followed by Magdalen College School, a senior school for boys, which he left in 1990. He later studied at Northern Illinois University in the United States.
Life after mother's detention
In 1989, Alexander and his brother were both stripped of their Burmese citizenships by the ruling junta. The two brothers were actually never Burmese citizens.
In 1991, Alexander's mother Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in Burma. At the time, Alexander (age 18) and his brother Kim Aris (age 14) accepted the Prize on their mother's behalf. The Nobel Peace Prize's 1.3 million USD prize money was used to establish a health and education trust for the Burmese people. Over the years, Alexander has accepted many awards and given many speeches on behalf of his mother. They include, but are not limited to, accepting The Award of the International Human Rights Law Group; welcoming the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Spain; and accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
After his father's death in 1999, Alexander visited his mother for a short time.
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