Burma to Raise New Flag

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  1. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Burma's new national flag will be raised for the first time on Thursday afternoon, according to government sources.

    After the flag-raising ceremony, which will take place across the country, the country's former flags will be burnt and buried.


    The new flag
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    The new flag, designated in the 2008 Constitution, has a central star set against a yellow, green and red background.

    The mysticism that dominates the life of junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe will also surround the flag-raising ceremony, sources say. The old flags will be lowered by government department officials who were born on a Tuesday, while the new flags will be raised by officials born on a Wednesday.

    One million flags have been made by textile factories, according to sources within the Ministry of Defence.

    Other sources said that the regime aimed to fly the new flag during the period of the Burmese general election on Nov. 7.

    http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=19787
     
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  3. Agantrope

    Agantrope Senior Member Senior Member

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    i have become sick of seeing this star in the flag
     

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