By Maung Maung LL.D. (auth.)
This is an try and learn and interpret the structure of the Union of Burma which has now handed its 10th yr. A structure learn open air the context of constitutional background is incomplete, and i've, as a result, attempted to track the advancements which culminated within the structure; then learn its very important positive aspects with regard, the place beneficial, to the historical past within which they took form and shape; and, whereas learning how the structure has been operating, contact calmly on modern occasions and tendencies. it's a great canvas i'm attempting to disguise and what i'm able to draw on it can necessarily be sketchy. yet i don't write as a historian whose concentration is on aspect in a slender sector. fairly, having dug and amassed the evidence, I hint their sweep in heritage. the main points I willingly and fortunately depart to the historians, hoping merely that my examine may be of a few use to them, if purely as a aim for his or her realized feedback. many of the occasions and other people I describe are nonetheless too close to, and a transparent point of view is accordingly tricky. what's nearest seems largest, and that i frequently locate it tempting to work out and settle for that Burma's background as a brand new self sustaining kingdom all started with the scholars' strike of 1936 or the resistance move through the moment global War.
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39 ugly mark on the uneasy scene, and that mark could not be erased by the Commission. Soon after the riots came the troubles in the oilfields of Yenangyaung. 1 Workers there had made their demands for better conditions, but the employers, the British-owned Burma Oil Company, did not respond. For some months the workers waited, and then they decided to go on strike and march down to Rangoon, 400 miles away, to lay their grievances at the very door of the Government. The march became an epic. It caught the imagination of the people, particularly the students, and won the enthusiastic support of the nationalist press.
Burmese labourers were brought in, and this led to the explosion. The riots, starting from the dockyards and between labourers, spread quickly through the city, and racial feelings were roused, and all who wanted a little excitement joined in the free-for-all. The riots were at last put down, but the deep restlessness and frustration that led to them remained. On June 24, the prisoners in Rangoon jail tried to stage a break-out. A group of conspirators fell upon the warders and sentries, took charge of a few rifles, and tried to force out.
I. 2. U Ohn, Burma's first Ambassador to Moscow, later Advisor to the Prime Minister, U Nu. U Tun On is Commissioner, Rangoon Corporation; U Thi Han is Director of Military Supplies. Ma Ah Mar, married U Hla, and they run the Luau daily newspaper in Mandalay; Ma Khin Mya is now a lecturer in the Education Faculty of the University of Rangoon; Yi Yi took her advanced degree in teaching in the United States, and is married to an Army major. A brief autography of Aung San appeared in the Bamakhit Burmese daily newspaper, August I, 1943, which celebrated Burma's independence under the Japanese, and The young thakins opposed the new constitution brought in by the Government of Burma Act.