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Monday, 19 July 2010

Honoring Martyrs of Burma: Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)

Honoring Martyrs of Burma: Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)

19 July 2010

On July 19, 1947 at approximately 10:37am, Burma Standard Time, several of Burma’s independence leaders were gunned down by the pro-colonialists while they were holding a cabinet meeting at what was known as ‘The Secretariat’ in down-town Rangoon.

The assassinated cabinet members were Bo Gyoke (General) Aung San, Thakin Mya, Dedoke U Ba Cho, U Razak, U Ba Win, Mahn Ba Khaing and Mai Pong Sawphwa Sao San Htun. Cabinet secretary U Ohn Maung and a bodyguard called Maung Htwe were also killed in the shooting.

Since then on July 19, the Burma Martyrs’ Day is observed to commemorate Bo Gyoke Aung San and six other independence leaders who were assassinated on that day in 1947.

But nowadays in Burma, military junta downgraded Burma Martyrs’ day in order to eliminate the true history of Burma independence heroes who truly sacrifice their lives for the betterment of the country opposite to those today military dictators.

The junta fears that due to the influence of the Bogyoke Aung San, who is the founding father of the modern day military as well as the architect of Burma’s independence, people love Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

So they wanted to remove all the images, history and records relating to Bogyoke Aung San so that they unwisely believe that people will forget Bogyoke Aung San as well as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

But, in reality the spirits of Burma’s Martyrs are in our blood, in our soul and in our body and we will never bow down to neither imperialist, fascists nor military dictatorship in shaping our country future.

In order to keep alight the torch of Bogyoke Aung San and Martyrs’ spirit, Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) will commemorate the Martyrs’ Day on 19 July 2010 from 17:00 – 20:00 in London, UK. You are cordially invited to join with us.

For more information please contact;

Myo Thein [United Kingdom]
Phone: 00-44-208-493-9137, 00-44-787- 788-2386

Khin Maung Win [United States]
Phone: 001-941-961-2622

Daw Khin Aye Aye Mar [United States]
Phone: 001 509 586 8309

U Tint Swe Thiha [United States]
Phone: 001-509-582-3261, 001-509-591-8459

PS: Informative and Inspiring Speeches by the Burma Democracy Leaders, Ethnics Leaders, and Religious Leaders, Martyrs’ Day Honouring Live Songs, Martyrs’ Day Honouring Poems, Reading Short Biography of Martyrs, Discussion on Current Situation of Burma, and Questions Time. Refreshment will be provided. Please come and join with us.


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