A ceremony of paying tribute to those who lost their lives at the 8888 uprising was held in Yangon on Wednesday.
August 8 of the year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of launching nationwide protest for democracy which is known as 8888 uprising.
The tribute paying ceremony included interfaith praying and laying wreaths for those who lost their lives at the 8888 uprising.
Leading Committee Member, Former Political Prisoners Society, Tun Kyi said “We need to take lessons from what happened in the past and pass down good habits to the new generation. Every citizen has the responsibility to work together for the successful establishment of democratic federal union. Last year, we submitted the proposals to the President, the State Counselor and the representatives of people’s parliament and national parliament to officially declare August 8 as Myanmar Democracy Day.”
Khin Hla Hla said “I will always remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives here on this day at this time. It is included in our admirable Bogyoke Aung San’s speech to develop democracy in this country. That’s why I participated in the 8888 uprising and demanded for democracy.”
Ex-Leader, Whole Burma Students' Union 2007, Sithu Maung said “I think Tatmataw should maintain the democratic system rather than constitution. I've only one desire at this 30th anniversary of 8888 uprising that is to allow those who had to leave the country during 8888 uprising to return the country as it has been 30 years.”
The letters of honor and poems sent from various organizations were also read out loud at the ceremony.