Exactly 72 years ago today, the mother of Gen. Aung San and Trade Minister U Ba Win—both assassinated four days prior—delivered a radio message to the country.
24 The News For 24 July 2019
Today is Martyr’s Day, the day that, 72 years ago, Myanmar independence hero General Aun San was gunned down. The mastermind behind his death remains unnamed.
A graphic guide to the work of the joint parliamentary panel set up to draft changes to the 2008 Constitution, which submitted a list of 3,765 proposals on Monday.
On this day in 1975, a strong earthquake shook the country’s major tourist attraction, killing 2 and damaging hundreds of centuries-old pagodas.
On this day in 1971, Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San were successfully separated at a Yangon hospital, marking a milestone in the history of Myanmar’s medical profession.
Fifty-seven years ago today, Ne Win issued a bloody crackdown on Rangoon student protests. The next day, he dynamited the Students’ Union building.
On this day in 1993, Daw M Yaw Nam was awarded the ICRC’s Florence Nightingale Medal in recognition of her courage in treating hundreds of combatants and refugees in Shan State. She
On this day in 1954, a team of Karen National Defense Organization rebels hijacked a Union of Burma Airways Dakota DC-3—the nation’s first airplane hijacking.
On this day in 1888, one of Myanmar’s first independence heroes, Bo Min Yaung—an ancestor of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—was put to death after leading a revolt.
Eighty-eight years ago today, the Burmese-language Thuriya newspaper published a photograph that stirred the nation and rippled to the halls of the British Parliament.
On June 6, 1947, with independence on the horizon, Gen. Aung San set out to make a major economic plan for the reconstruction of the country—which was destined to fail.
On this day in 1945, Col. Ba Htoo succumbed to malaria while chasing Imperial Japanese forces out of central Myanmar. He was already a decorated war hero when he died at 29.
Karen Women Organization head Naw K’nyaw Paw discusses her work and her remaining goals after becoming the 3rd Myanmar recipient of the International Women of Courage Award.
On this day 89 years ago, Dobama Asiayone, or the We Burmans Association, was founded by Rangoon University instructor Thakhin Ba Thaung.
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