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‘Cruelty of the British’

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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.

U Wisara’s Last Stand

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On this day in 1929, Buddhist monk U Wisara, in prison for giving anti-colonial speeches, began a hunger strike that was to become his last act of rebellion against the British.

A Call for a Coup

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On April 4, 1954, three politicians were tried for attempting to convince military chief General Ne Win to topple the U Nu government.