Event


2014-11-29(Sat)14:00-16:00 Myanmar/Burma's democratic leader speaks in Osaka

The Asia Peacebuilding Initiatives (APBI) presents, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University:

Special Lecture by Mr. Min Ko Naing


"Burma/Myanmar -- Hopes to the Civil Society"
Date&Time : 29 November 2014, Saturday, 14:00-16:00 (open at 13:30)
Venue : Osaka University Nakanoshima Center, 10th floor, Saji Keizo Memorial Hall
      http://www.onc.osaka-u.ac.jp/others/map/index.php
* No admission fee.
** The speech is delivered in Burmese with Japanese translation. (No English translation)
*** Please send an email for registration with your name and affiliation (or occupation) to the following address: apb[at]osipp.osaka-u.ac.jp
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Well-known democracy leader from Burma/Myanmar, Mr. Min Ko Naing, visits Japan at the invitation of the Asia Peacebuilding Initiatives of the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, and speaks in Osaka and Tokyo on prospects of the current democratic transition of his country.
Mr. Min Ko Naing is a former chair of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, and the student leader who led the democracy movement that spread throughout Myanmar in 1988. His name, Min Ko Naing, means "conqueror of kings" (those who bring suffering to peoples). He was repeatedly arrested and has been imprisoned for nearly twenty years in total. After release in 2012, he established the 88 Generation Peace and Open Forum (with other 88 generation activists) as a group to work on such issues as the revision of the constitution and national reconciliation.

(2014/11/6)


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