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Myanmar marks low-key Armed Forces Day

world Updated: Mar 28, 2011 00:58 IST

Myanmar’s military government on Sunday held an unusually low-key ceremony marking Armed Forces Day, as anticipation mounts that it will soon turn over power to a nominally civilian administration.

The holiday commemorates the day when the army rose up against Japanese occupation forces 66 years ago. It is usually is observed on a grand scale with a military parade and a speech by the country’s military leader in the capital, Naypyitaw.

No explanation given for why the ceremony was cut back for the first time.