The Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League, led by General Aung San, won a landslide victory with 95.3 percent of the vote in a poll held under the Aung San-Atlee Agreement.
Seventy-four years ago today, people from all walks of life rose up against Japanese overlords who had failed to keep their promise to grant Myanmar full independence.
Mingalarpar 104 will showcase more than 50 works about the independence hero by artists MPP Ye Myint and Han Kyaw Moe at the We Creation gallery through Sunday.
About 40 people set up camp in front of the NLD's office in Loikaw on Saturday after police broke up their protest near the statue the day before, according to one protester.
On the 30th anniversary of her death, The Irrawaddy looks back at a story on the life of Daw Khin Kyi, the overlooked mother of Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.