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Aung San: A Legacy Unfulfilled

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From the Archive
On the 70th anniversay of Marytrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy revisits commentary about Gen Aung San’s unfulfilled aspirations for a unified and democratic Myanmar.

Erasing the General

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From the Archive
More than 30 years ago, Ne Win’s junta removed Gen Aung San’s name from his own tomb. But the architects who built it kept a card up their sleeves.

‘Building a New Burma’

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Burma
Just weeks before his death 70 years ago tomorrow, Bogyoke Aung San outlined wide-ranging ideas for reviving the country’s then-broken economy.