Maung Phone Maw


Maung Phone Maw
   (1965-1988)
   Student at Rangoon (Yangon) Institute of Technology who was shot and killed by the Riot Police (Lon Htein) during a demonstration on March 13, 1988, following the Tea Shop Incident. An official Inquiry Commission reported in May 1988 that he and another student (Soe Naing) died of multiple gunshot wounds. As the first student victim of 1988, he has been compared to Bo Aung Gyaw, a Rangoon (Yangon) University student killed by British colonial police in December 1938. The anniversary of his death on March 13 is commemorated by oppositionists as "Burma Human Rights Day."
   See also Min Ko Naing.

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