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Who Killed Gen. Aung San?

To mark Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy revisits a 2010 interview with author Kin Oung about his book on the assassination of Myanmar’s independence hero and his colleagues.

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The Funeral of a Lion

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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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      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.

      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.