In a BBC report Was Burma’s 1988 uprising worth it? Min Zin (a 14 year-old when he marched in 1988, now an exile) offered this summary:
Part of the reason the 8/8/88 uprising failed was because the opposition had no “end-game” strategy, he said. They lacked unity and so failed to seize their opportunity.
So let’s pray for the unity of the Burmese opposition.