Young Muslim Sithu Maung won a seat in the Parliament of Myanmar, with 80% of the vote in his Yangon constituency. He is the first Muslim to enter the Burmese Parliament in years. He pledged to eradicate discrimination and help those deprived of human rights.
Myanmar celebrates Martyrs' Day on July 19th each year to commemorate the leaders who were killed in 1947. Among the founders of modern Myanmar was a Muslim leader who died before fulfilling his dream of building a society based on coexistence between Muslims and Buddhists.