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In pictures: Martyrs’ Day in Chin State

In pictures: Martyrs’ Day in Chin State

21 July 2016 — Events are organized in different places across Chin State on Tuesday in commemoration of the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.

On 19 July 1947, nine of the country’s leaders were shot to death while they were holding a cabinet meeting in Rangoon. Those assassinated were:

  • Aung San, Prime Minister
    Ba Cho, Minister of Information
    Mahn Ba Khaing, Minister of Industry and Labor
    Ba Win, Minister of Trade
    Thakin Mya, Minister Without Portfolio, unoffficially considered as Deputy Prime Minister of Burma
    Abdul Razak, Minister of Education and National Planning
    Sao San Tun, Minister of Hills Regions
    Ohn Maung, Secretary of State Transport
    Ko Htwe, Razak’s bodyguard

Photo: Mindat by Mang Hung/KMG & Tedim by Mung No/Chin World Media

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