YANGON, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The biggest brass statue of Myanmar's national independence hero Bogyoke (General) Aung San has been unveiled in Mandalay in commemoration of the late national leader, official media reported Sunday.
Speaker of the House of Representatives (Lower House) U Win Myint inaugurated the statue Saturday.
The statue was cast by Daw Nyunt Nyunt Win, the daughter of traditional Myanmar brass sculptor U Win Maung, and is placed in the Mandalar Park.
Using 2,880 kg of brass, Daw Nyunt Nyunt Win began work on the statue in July last year and completed this month.
The four-meter high statue was paraded through the city last weekend before being brought to the park.
General Aung San and eight other martyrs were assassinated in July 1947 during struggle for regaining the country's independence from the British colonial rule.