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Myanmar: Shoes, politics and colonialism

Categories: East Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Arts & Culture, Ethnicity & Race, Governance, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

Shoes had been a symbol of politics in Myanmar. Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy writes about a “shoe incident” involving British colonizers [1] who didn't remove their shoes when they met the Burmese king a century ago. This became a national issue.