Myanmar marks Independence Day

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Myanmar marks Independence Day

Post by Admin » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:33 am

Myanmar has marked its 67th Independence Day with a military parade in the capital city of Naypyitaw.

The armed forces of the Southeast Asian nation - also known as Burma - showcased fighter jets, tanks and long-range artillery. It was attended by Myanmar President Thein Sein and representatives from various ministries and foreign guests.

In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the people of Myanmar on behalf of the President Barack Obama and the people of the United States. He said the day was an appropriate moment to reiterate America's commitment to supporting Myanmar as it continues "down the path of reform towards a modern, democratic, peaceful and economically vibrant nation."

Myanmar was granted its independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.

Source: VOA

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Re: Myanmar marks Independence Day

Post by Nyinway » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:13 pm

To me it is meaningless of Independence if Myanmar switch from foreign fascist rulers to local home grown fascist rulers for home grown can be as deadly as foreign if not more!
All citizens of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar must be free, fair and just to build a truly free and independent sovereign nation in this Century not to mention educating the public is also vital.

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Re: Myanmar marks Independence Day

Post by Aliraza1166 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:18 pm

Even in Buddhist Monks there are fake or fraud ones. No wonder Burma is full of Stupas and Temples everywhere build by so called "real" or "true" Monks AND by "fake" or "fraud" Monks. No wonder ! :o????

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