One of Burma’s legendary “Thirty Comrades” who spearheaded the struggle against British colonialism has been invited back from exile in China by President Thein Sein. The daughter of 92-year-old Kyaw Zaw told Radio Free Asia that the invitation was conveyed by President’s Office Minister Aung Min.
The Thirty Comrades were led by independence hero Gen. Aung San. During World War II, they went to Japan for training to fight against the British colonizers. Kyaw Zaw joined the underground Communist Party of Burma in 1976 and fled to China in 1989.