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.
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.
Events were held in Rangoon and other parts of Burma today to mark the 28th anniversary of the 8888 uprising.