Aung San Suu Kyi leads ceremony in Rangoon as Burmese across the country gathered to mark 23 years since mass protests
Aug 08, 2007 (DVB)
Downtown Yangon will host a museum commemorating the historical pro-democracy uprising that came to a head on 8 August 1988, according to Burma’s Minister for Religious and Cultural Affairs Thura Aung Ko.
“We couldn’t stand that. So, we joined the people.” By Tanyalak Thongyoojaroen for Fortify Rights. Illustrations by Tams Lu. It has been just over six months since the military coup d’état in Myanmar, and in that time the junta’s forces have killed more than 900 people and arrested more than 7,000. As the junta continues its attack on …
Commemorations of the 30th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising, which kicked off at the University of Yangon on Monday, are underway in cities and town throughout the country today.
A political party formed by members of the “88 Generation” is one step closer to becoming a reality this week, as organisers of the effort submitted an application to the Union Election Commission (UEC) on Tuesday seeking official recognition.