"Tin Ma Ma Oo"
Suzanne and Ruth are joined by Tin Ma Ma Oo, a Myanmar-born activist living in New Zealand. She along with her family left Myanmar for Thailand amid civil unrest during the ‘88 uprising. They became recognised as political refugees through her father and the family was chosen to resettle in New Zealand in 2000. Tin Ma Ma Oo has continued to work hard to advocate for democracy in Myanmar working tirelessly with the Democracy for Myanmar working group New Zealand. Members in this group are a collective of Myanmar community leaders, regional representatives from Myanmar ethnic communities, academia, and social justice activists. Here she talks about what role the international community needs to play in Myanmar’s story, the gap yet to be bridged between different generations of activists, as well as ethnic groups within Myanmar, and the work that Democracy for Myanmar Working Group continue to do in trying to bring about fundamental change in the fight for Myanmar’s freedom.
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Song: Kabar Makyay Bu (Until the End of the World), was written and recorded by Naing Myanmar, it became the revolutionary anthem of the 1988 pro-democracy movement and could be heard once again all over Myanmar during the 2021 Coup. Naing Myanmar maintains that the song is no longer his, since the '88 uprising “it belongs to everyone”.
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*Special thanks to Tin Ma Ma Oo and all those who continue to work tirelessly to campaign for Myanmar in the international community. We are so grateful to Tin Ma Ma Oo for adding her voice to the conversation. You can check out her work here:
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