A commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 8888 Uprising for democracy, which falls on 8th August, was held at the Yangon University
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, cabinet members of the Yangon Region Government, Hluttaw representatives, representatives of the political parties, diplomats, those who participated in the 8888 Uprising, students and people.
At the ceremony, attendees saluted the Fighting Peacock Flag which was used in the uprising in 1988 and observed eight seconds of silence to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the nationwide democracy movements.
On behalf of the committee on holding the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 8888 Uprising,
U Min Ko Naing extended greetings.
Next, Ko Sithu Tun of the Yangon East University Students’ Union, read out the message from Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat to the event.
(The message from Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat is covered on Page-4.)
Afterwards, Ko Lin Htet of Thanlyin Technology University Students’ Union read out the message from Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than to the event.
(The message from Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than is covered separately.)
Political parties, civil society organizations and organizations sent messages to the 30th anniversary commemoration of the 8888 Uprising.
At the event, U Thet Tun, on behalf of the committee, read out the suggestions made at the talks over the 30 year period after the 888 Uprising and the commemoration ceremony came to an end with concluding remarks by U Ko Ko Gyi.
In memory of the 1988 revolution, documentary photos on political situation before 1988, democracy movement during the 1988 uprising, news releases, flags and things that were used in the uprising are also displayed to the public at the Recreation Centre of the university.