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Erasing the General

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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.

The Lady and the Generals

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The Irrawaddy revisits commentary on the 2016 Martyrs’ Day events, attended by both Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.

Who Killed Aung San?

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In the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview with an expert on the assassination of Aung San.
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Who Are The Wa?

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In this story from 2014, Bertil Lintner explores Wa history, identity and politics, and how this ethnic group is portrayed in Burma.

The Military Ties That Bind

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In this August 2011 story, The Irrawaddy explored the long history of support from Germany and its companies for Burma’s notorious military regimes.

Win Tin’s Lessons for Burma

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Three years to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.