The symbol of 8888 will be remembered by the oppressed people of Burma and those around the globe who love democracy. In August 8, 1988 people of all walks of life participated in the movement for restoring democracy in the country. Thousands of students, monks and people gave up their lives in the historical uprising. The merciless military butchers still control the power and the movement for democracy never recede. The tide of freedom movement still rising and student generation of 1988 ride again with people fully support the new and final strike for Democracy and human rights. Now dissidents overseas have also gained momentum to join hands with the people inside the country for the final blow. With the support of international communities and the fearless will of the Burmese people the days of military junta has been numbered. The darkness will be vanished and soon there will be lights again in Burma.

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First, through a concerted, non-violent protest by all citizens of the country at home and international fora. If it is responded by repression and harsher measures, then, through an armed revolution. Such moves are sure to be supported by all democratic and peace loving countries of the world. (modest)

(The question for above answer was asked by Min Myo Naing using another name in June of 2006.)


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An exiled journalist from Burma, I have taken refuge in the United States with my family thanks to CPJ in New York, UNHCR (Cambodia) and the States Department. I was detained for one and a half year in 1969 for burning effigy of the late dictator Ne Win in the Rangoon University campus during SEA Games Strike. I was also actively participated in 8888 nationwide uprising by taking charge in publishing The Guardian Daily as independent newspaper for 22 days before I resigned from the newspaper as Assistant Editor in September,1988. Fortunately, I was escaped from arresting by the military regime. In 1990, I left for Bangkok where I had an assignment to translate the "Outrage: Burma's Struggle for Democracy". The book was originally written by Bertil Lintner, a Swedish journalist. I fled my country in December 2005 after my life was threatened by the military intelligence service for involving in political movements and had given assistance to foreign journalists who came to Burma. I am still active with the movement for restoring democracy in Burma.