8.8.88 – For first time, Myanmar government backs commemoration of 1988 pro-democracy protests

For first time, Myanmar government backs commemoration of 1988 pro-democracy protests – AP, August 8, 2012
… “It’s as if the government is also participating in this commemoration,” Ko Ko Gyi said in a telephone interview from Mandalay, where the main rally was being held. “I feel like this is a step toward reform.”
Presidential spokesman Nay Zin Latt said the government recognized the anniversary as a “historic event” and the president wanted to show his sincerity about achieving national reconciliation…

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