Myanmar marks the anniversary of the murder of an independent hero

Bangkok (AP) — Myanmar’s military installation government and those trying to defeat it on Monday celebrate the 74th anniversary of the assassination of the country’s recently exiled leader, Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, the independent hero Aung San General. ..

Separate memorials by opposing groups reminded us of the tragic political turmoil that marked much of the country’s history, including dysfunctional parliamentary rule, armed struggles by separatists and military crackdowns. It also highlights the complex relationship between Suu Kyi, the army and her father.

On Monday, protest marches to commemorate Aung San took place in several cities across the country, with six cabinet colleagues killed at a cabinet meeting within six months before Britain officially handed over independence to Myanmar. Other officials of the person were called Burma. Aung San was 32 years old when he died. Former Prime Minister USaw, a political rival, was tried and hanged for attempting an attack.

Protests are generally concise to avoid conflict with security forces, and pay homage to those who died in protest of the February military takeover that expelled Suu Kyi and her elected government. expressed. At least 919 protesters and bystanders were killed by security forces, although the government calls it an exaggeration, according to the Political Prisoners Support Association.

In some areas of Yangon, the dissonance of car horns was heard at 10:37 am, the time of the 1947 attack. About 10 years ago, democratic activists revived the tradition of factories sirening and mourning nine martyrs and suspending public activity for a minute.

Every year, an official commemorative ceremony was held at the Martyr’s Mausoleum in Yangon, near the foot of the famous Shwe Dagon Pagoda. This year’s service was modest, with neither the arrested Suu Kyi nor Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who took over the country’s leadership, in attendance.

He was the highest official attended by the Minister of Religion KoKo. Yangon City official Toe Aung dedicated a wreath on behalf of Suu Kyi’s family.

Suu Kyi, 76, has not been seen in public since the hijacking, except for a photo taken in court at the beginning of a criminal procedure against her, which aired on state television in May. Legal action is considered a calculated move by the military to permanently remove her from politics.

The state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper had a rare one-sided graphic with an illustration of the monument, a photo of Aung San, and a quote from him.

Internally, the editorial stated that Aung San’s speech was still relevant today, suggesting that his words justify maneuvering the country’s army.

“The summary of his speech means that all people must be disciplined and united, and their homeland Myanmar must prosper,” the editorial concludes. “Then, let’s go straight to the goal without derailing.”

The army was in the reflected glory of Aung San, who led the Independent Army and negotiated freedom from Britain.

However, after Suu Kyi became prominent in the 1988 democratic uprising crushed by the military, she was more closely identified with her father’s legacy. She has been seen to share her father’s charisma, intense nationalism, and stubborn muscles.

Suu Kyi became a major enemy of the junta, winning the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy, as well as spending 15 years under house arrest for her activities.

In the 1990s, the military junta, which was in power at the time, began to scrape Aung San’s image.

The state newspaper has abandoned their practice of printing sketches of Aung San’s memorial biography along with other murdered leaders, along with excerpts from the speeches of independent heroes. Lower bureaucrats attended the Ceremony of Martyrs’ Day, replacing Aung San’s image with currency.

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