First, Aung San Suu Kyi is "not" the president of Burma.
After independence, Burma (Myanmar now) had an array of good leaders, groomed in democratic traditions. That is one good thing which must be said about the British, the past-rulers of Burma. Her father 'Aung San' was one who was assassinated. After about two decades or so a 'military Junta' took over the country, suspended all democratic activity & are still in power (the Junta remains though the men change). There were elections some two decades ago & Aung San Suu Kyi contested and got elected for the Parliament. But the Junta thought otherwise and nullified her election. She was kept under house arrest. Probably they that she will fall in line, but her resolve only strengthened. The resolve to bring back democracy to Burma. At last under relentless world opinion her election was acknowledged & she was admitted to participate in the Parliament.
similarities and differences between her and Galileo?
similarities : both are great in their spheres; are Nobel laureates
differences : Aung San Suu Ky may not understand an equation in dynamics (I wish I am wrong) & Galileo might not know where Burma was (I wonder was there Burma as we know it in 1600s?).