Parliament marks centennial birthday of General Aung San
The Union parliament marked the 100th birthday anniversary of independence hero General Aung San with speeches and the reading of tributes, the Global NewLight of Myanmar reported on February 12.
The commemoration ceremony on February 11, two days ahead of General Aung San’s birthday, was attended by his daughter, opposition party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the speakers of parliament, the chairmen of the Constitutional Court and the Union Election Commission and MPs.
The event began with an excerpt from a documentary about Gen Aung San’s role in the struggle for independence, which came a year after he was assassinated in 1947.
It was followed by a speech from Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker Thura U Shwe Mann, who said Gen Aung San’s dreams were yet to be realised.
MPs read out letters praising the accomplishments of Gen Aung San, including a message from the National League for Democracy that recognised his contribution to achieving independence
en Aung San was assassinated on July 19, 1947, along with six of his colleagues. He was 32. [Mizzima]