To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 coup d'état on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy recalls some of the colorful characters in the halls of power at the time.
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The towering century-old home in Yangon, built by the prominent Chinese businessman Lim Chin Tsong, features an eccentric blend of Eastern and Western styles.
Thin Thin Aye, a leading 88 Generation activist who died on Monday, urged women to overcome their fears and take a more active role in politics.
Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy reprints an appeal it ran in the year 2000 for a full recounting of the bloodshed. Without it, Myanmar would remain a divided,
These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview from 2013 with award-winning activist Min Ko Naing, one of the movement’s most prominent leader
Stoking the popular discontent that erupted into a nationwide uprising 30 years ago was economic mismanagement, which had reduced a fundamentally wealthy nation to pauper status.
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness looks back at his reporting on the 1988 uprising and the events leading up to it.
The Irrawaddy looks back at how journalists defied their military rulers 30 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
It was 30 years ago that students led a massive uprising against military rule in Burma—an event that has shaped an entire generation.
The failure of the 1988 uprising points to the challenges Myanmar faced then, and still faces today.
Burma’s democracy movement needs some serious soul searching if it wants to secure its aims.
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