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March 24, 2019

Secretariat building and meeting hall to be opened on 70th Martyrs’ Day

The secretariat building in Yangon will be opened on 70th Martyrs’ Day.

One of Myanmar’s most iconic landmarks is expected to be opened to the public by 19 July.
Built in the late 1800s, the Secretariat was also known as the Ministers’ Building and was the seat of Britain’s
colonial administration in Burma.
General Aung San and six of his cabinet ministers were assassinated at the building in 1947 by a paramilitary squad loyal to former Prime Minister U Saw. The building where the assassinations took place is currently being renovated for public viewing.
The restored red brick building will house a history museum and cultural center. Anawmar art group has been contracted to operate the museum with the assistance of historians, curators and the Yangon Heritage Trust, a local conservation entity.




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