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Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding father Aung San

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19th July, 2019 03:42:16 printer

Myanmar marks anniversary of killing of founding father Aung San

 

Myanmar's civilian and military leaders have jointly commemorated the anniversary of the assassination of the country's independence hero, who was gunned down 72 years ago along with members of his cabinet.

Aung San died just months before the country — then called Burma — achieved its freedom from British colonial rule.

Myanmar's current leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi — the daughter of Aung San — laid a wreath Friday at the solemn Martyrs' Day ceremony in a park in Yangon.

Also present were President Win Myint, and the powerful military chief, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing


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