Myanmar Grapples With Legacy of Independence Hero 70 Years After Assassination 1 234 567

Myanmar Grapples With Legacy of Independence Hero 70 Years After Assassination

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Long lines wrapped around the block of downtown Yangon’s historic Secretariat building on Wednesday, with schoolchildren, adults and groups of friends waiting to get a rare glimpse of Myanmar’s history.

Closed to the public most of the year, the sprawling red-brick edifice was built by the British and turned over to the Burmese during independence in 1948. But months before, on July 19, 1947, an act of terrible violence occurred within its walls.

Political rivals gunned down nine...

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