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Independent Burma’s last human link with its founding fathers was severed this week with the death in Rangoon of Ye Htut, one of the so-called “30 Comrades”, at the age of 92. He was the last surviving member of a band of students who invaded Burma alongside the Japanese with the aim of overthrowing British colonial rule, in which they succeeded with remarkable ease.
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Silk drapes, Asian artwork, wooden chalets, luxury huts and private pagodas
35 houses and 12 shops destroyed before calm was restored
It was always likely that Par Par Lay would spend his life entertaining people and poking fun. Born into a family of traditional entertainers, at the age of 14 he followed his father on to the stage as a performer of Ah Nyeint, a Burmese vaudeville-type entertainment that mixes humour and satire with dance and music. Performers would typically tour villages, customising their patter and jokes with local references. Yet over the years his jokes become increasingly biting and political, and he directed his barbs less towards local officials and more towards the military generals who exerted an iron grip on the country.
Slim, the ordinary bloke who defeated the Japanese in Burma, ranks as a world-class general
From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains
Prices of 'average' hotel rooms leap from $30 to $100
State government plans to evict ‘living deity’ from building that dates back to the British Raj
A British minister who visited tens of thousands of Muslim refugees in Burma said he believes they will be forced to remain in squalid emergency camps for at least another 12 months as there is no quick-fix solution to the crisis.
Thein Sein becomes Burma's first head of state to visit Washington since Lyndon Johnson invited military dictator Ne Win in 1966
45 left dead but tropical storm misses 100,000-strong refugee camp in Burma by some distance
Dozens of people are feared to have drowned after several boats carrying Muslim refugees fleeing an approaching cyclone sank in the Bay of Bengal.
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