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A brief history of Myanmar’s (Burma’s) bloody Uprising and the military crackdown that ended it. ” Uprising” Occurs in Burma. On this day in , nationwide pro-democracy protests erupted against General Ne Win’s Burma Socialist Programme Party. The daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero, Suu Kyi was swept up in the revolt soon after returning from a cosy life in England to care for.
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The nationwide strikes on August 8, were part of broader anti-junta demonstrations that catapulted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi into the spotlight.
Ko Shell had his teeth knocked out during torture sessions and spent 14 years in six jails, but as the 30th anniversary looms of the famed Myanmar pro-democracy uprising that led to his incarceration, he says those sacrifices are being forgotten. Sitting in a tea shop in downtown Yangon, he worries history is not being taught to the younger generation, a frustration mirroring wider disappointment with the government among many jailed for opposing the junta which ruled for four decades.
Military regimes in Myanmar imprisoned nearly 10, people since the army first seized power insending the country into decades of isolation.
Most were jailed in the years after nationwide strikes on August 8,part of broader anti-junta demonstrations that catapulted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi into the spotlight.
But despite then spending a combined 15 years under house arrest by the paranoid regime, Suu Kyi has emphasised reconciling with the generals after winning landmark elections in While a third of MPs in her party have served time for activism, prominent members of the protests were passed over when candidates for parliament were chosen to run.
Upirsing lack of compensation, monuments or uprixing forms of redress for victims have caused angst, while many cannot get the work they seek due to the stigma of jail. History is a dangerous subject in the Buddhist-majority country, where the military promotes a narrative of unifying a country riven by religious and ethnic faultlines.
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With many former junta members enjoying normal lives or still involved in government, dredging up memories of political prisoners is not common. The museum he helped create is one of the only places in Myanmar where visitors can learn what inmates endured.
The limited awareness about is part of a larger gap that leaves many susceptible to simplistic versions of history. The country has faced global ire for its bloody handling of the Rohingya crisis — which the United Nations and Washington have described as ethnic cleansing — while conflicts burn in remote borderlands and the military still controls 25 per cent of parliament.
Min Thu, a year-old NLD lawmaker who spent 10 years in jail, acknowledged the slow pace of reform but compared it favourably to the past. Without naming the military, he blamed the imperfect progress on decades of mismanagement, but said voters can now pick new governments at elections if unsatisfied.
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Monday, 06 August,uprsiing Monday, 06 August, Related topics Myanmar’s democratic transition Myanmar. Opinion Why Myanmar must pardon two wrongly jailed reporters 20 Nov Displays show trinkets, crafts and musical instruments made in jail. Suu Kyi has also been singled out for lacklustre economic reforms and top-down management. He said the party was providing some help to former prisoners. But most former political prisoners are concerned about today, not the next vote.
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The 8888 Uprising: An unfinished revolution
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