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The Funeral of a Lion

Win Tin, whose funeral is held in Rangoon on Wednesday, remained unbroken despite nearly two decades in prison, and told his jailers to go to hell.

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Lunch With a Myanmar Princess

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To mark Tuesday’s passing of June Bellamy, or Yadana Nat Mei, a princess and one of Myanmar dictator Ne Win’s wives, The Irrawaddy republishes a 2019 interview with her.

Bye Bye, Big Brother

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To mark this week’s 16th anniversary of the former military junta’s arrest of its own notorious security chief, Khin Nyunt, The Irrawaddy revisits a commentary from 2008.
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      Saffron Revolution: A Rangoon Diary

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      To mark the 13th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, The Irrawaddy revisits this 2007 account of the protests and bloody crackdown by photojournalist Thierry Falise.

      The Power Behind the Robe

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      To mark the 13th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, The Irrawaddy revisits this analysis of the political power of the monkhood first published in October 2007.

      Why the Past Can’t Be Put to Rest

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      Today marks 32 years since junta troops shot dead protester Ma Win Maw Oo, 16. In this 2013 story, her parents explained why they had yet to perform her Buddhist rites.

      The Strange Birds Behind the '88 Coup

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      To mark today’s 32nd anniversary of the coup that toppled General Ne Win’s government, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2013 article on the military leaders who replaced him.

      Love of the Lingo

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      To mark Monday’s passing of John Okell, a noted British instructor of the Burmese language, The Irrawaddy revisits this 2015 profile of the much-loved teacher.