Day: July 10, 2010
Burmese Freedom Calender July 2010
8 July (1962), Ordered by Gen Ne Win, Brig-Gen Aung Gyi, Col Kyaw Soe, Lt-Col Sein Lwin, and Maj Tun Yi, the fascist Burmese soldiers from 4 Burma Rifle Battalion destroyed the Student Union Building, which had a prominent standing in the history of Burma independence movement. Ko Kyaw Win of Myaungmya, who was in bed with injuries, and about 100-400 students were blown up together with the building under a bloody policy declared by Gen Ne Win as to ma tch ‚”word with sword, spear with spear.‚”The bodies, some students still alive, were crushed at the sewage treatment plant in Rangoon.
12 July (2001), death in custody with AIDS at Tharawaddy prison, Ko Sithu (a) Ye Naing, Botany student during 8-8-88 uprising, Sanchaung, Rangoon .
18 July (2008), death in custody with TB at Mandalay prison, Ko Rarpyi (a) Maung Maung Rarpyi (a) Khin Maung Tint (1962-2008), political prisoner 2 times, 20- year imprisonment (1998), 8-8-88 uprising, All Burma Students Democratic Front.
19 July (1947, 10:37 AM Saturday), Martyrs‚ Day (a) Arzarni Day. Gen Aung San and his cabinet members, Mahn Ba Khaing, Thakin Mya, Dedoke U Ba Cho, Abdul Razak, U Ba Win and Saopha of Mong Pawng Sai San Tun, cabinet secretary U Ohn Maung and a bodyguard Yebaw Maung Htwe were assassinated. Usually sirens are sounded at 10:37 AM with a two- minute silence was held throughout the whole country in honour of the nine Martyrs of Burma. This ritual is discarded by the Burmese military junta nowadays and there are very few public activities, for example previous practices of flying flags at half mast or sounding are no more practiced nowadays.
20 July (1989), Aung San Suu Kyi placed under first house arrest and held her incommunicado. 20 July (2004), death soon after release, Wanay Soe (a) Ko Nay Win (1959-2004), Editor of Pyit Hmu magazine, NLD Ye, Mon.
21 July (2004), death in custody at Kale prison, U Khin Maung Myint, Supporting Committee for Central Youth Wing of NLD, Latha Township, Rangoon 23 July (1988), resignation of Chairman Gen Ne Win of the Burma Socialist Program Party (BSPP / Ma Sa La), Traitor of 30 Comrades.
23 July (1991), death in custody at Tharawaddy prison, U Maung Maung Aye, National Democracy Party, Kamayut, Rangoon .
24 July (2004), death soon after release, U Kyi Tin Oo, NLD Hlaing Township, Rangoon 26 July, Dhamma Day (according to lunar calendar Waso Full Moon Day) 26 July (1942), DOB, Daw Mar Mar Aye, nationally recognized Burmese Classic singer, native of Myaungmya, Irrawaddy, gagged by Censorship Board.
26 July (1957), Founding Day of New Mon State Party (NMSP), (according to lunar calendar Waso Full Moon Day) 27 July (1977), Captain Ohn Kyaw Myint, an attempted coup ringleader, hanged by military junta 29 July (1971), Wa National Revolution Day, Wa National Organisation (WNO) 31 July (2002), death in custody at Moulmein prison, Mai Aik Pan, Palaung State Liberation Party/Front, National Democratic Front, Namsang, Shan
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