Pro­test­ers against plans to name bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi’s fa­ther

New Straits Times - - World -

YANGON League for Democ­racy (NLD) party have pro­posed call­ing it the Bo­gyoke Aung San bridge.

Aung San was Suu Kyi’s fa­ther, seen as the founder of post-colo­nial Myan­mar who was as­sas­si­nated be­fore the coun­try won its in­de­pen­dence from Bri­tain.

Many of those protest­ing said lo­cals felt their wishes to keep the old name were be­ing ig­nored.

“The NLD is pow­er­ful in the par­lia­ment and nowa­days they can do what­ever pro­posal as they like,” demon­stra­tor Lin Htet, 34, said.

“But for us and for all eth­nic peo­ple, we value many things in our cul­ture and they should lis­ten to what the lo­cal eth­nics want.”

Saw Kyaw Moe, who hails from Fire­works light­ing up the evening sky at the con­clu­sion of the 8th Philip­pine In­ter­na­tional Py­ro­mu­si­cal Com­pe­ti­tion at Manila Bay, Philip­pines, on Satur­day. Eight coun­tries took part in the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion that at­tracted thou­sands of tourists.

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