Par­lia­ment marks cen­ten­nial birth­day of Gen­eral Aung San

Mizzima Business Weekly - - AFFAIRS // NEWS -

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]

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