Saturday, August 06, 2016

1988--Special post from Dr. Sein Win, former PM, NCGUB--

Greeting to 28th Anniversary of 8888

I could not forget those times of hope, anger, and frustration of 8888. People from all walks of life—students, workers, farmers, monks, etc.—demonstrated nation-wide for freedom, democracy, and human rights. These movements of people, especially young students, motivated us to do some political work for the movement to change the situation.
Today, we witness the 28th Anniversary of 8888. During these long struggling years, it was "The Spirit of 8888" that pushed us to continue our work. The final questions remain! Are we out of the wood? Are the demands of 8888 fulfilled?  
We are still not out of the wood, but the situation is improving. 2015 elections had clearly given the mandate to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD to work for the change.   We need ethnic harmony, cessation of civil war, and peace for the country to be able to enjoy freedom, democracy, and human rights—the demands of 8888.
While we are working and thinking about the changes, we also have to think and work for the development of the country. It is the time to give our best for the welfare of the people. It is the time to remember and honor our fallen heroes of 8888. 

Let us make a vow to continue our work until the demands of 8888 are fulfilled.
Sein Win