New PDF release: Burma’s Constitution

By Maung Maung B. A., B. L., LL. D. (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401182264

ISBN-13: 9789401182263

ISBN-10: 9401188920

ISBN-13: 9789401188920

In his former paintings, Burma within the relations oj countries, Dr. Maung Maung has already received a world popularity as a pupil of public affairs in Burma; during this new ebook he earns clean laurels. it's in most cases in components. partially I he strains the genesis of the structure and partly II he explains it. the 1st half outlines the constitutional development of Burma lower than British rule, the alterations less than Dr. Ba Maw through the jap profession, and extra advancements till the attainment of independence by way of the Anti­ Fascist People's Freedom League. Nowhere else can one locate this sort of transparent and complete account of the political evolution of Burma because 1931, doubly major by way of the Saya San uprising and the delivery of the Thakin circulation; its worth is more suitable by way of the replica of 3 records now not another way effortlessly available: the meantime structure below the japanese; the Panglong contract, within which the Hill Peoples undertook to co-operate in framing the structure for the Union of Burma; and the unique draft structure which the AFPFL released in may possibly 1947 for attention by means of the Constituent Assembly.

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San C. Po and Sydney Loo Nee went to speak for the Karen minority. The delegations interviewed the Montagu mission in Calcutta, and returned to Rangoon satisfied that Burma would not be left out of the new reforms. When in 1919 the Government of India Act was passed incorporating the 'Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms,' and Burma was left out, the YMBA and the people were greatly agitated. Burmese opinion was hurt that Burma should be left out and therefore by implication slighted, and the suspicion was that a lesser scheme was being prepared for her.

I45I-I464. There is also a biography of U Ottama in Burmese by U Soe Maung,editor of the New Light of Burma, published by Samameitta Publishers, Rangoon, I956. resolved to convert itself into the 'General Council of Burmese Associations,' the GCBA, which could be the alliance of all organizations, parties, and individuals in the common nationalist cause. U Chit Hlaing was elected President ofthe new Council and U Ba Pe as the Vice-President,! Enthusiasm ran high at the conference. Delegates converged on Prome from all over Burma, and special railway trains had to be run to cope with the traffic.

Another resolution vigorously protested against Europeans entering Buddhist pagoda precincts with their shoes on. Yet another resolution urged the Government to pass laws to prevent the passing of land into the hands of foreigners. Several other resolutions were of social import, such as the one which called upon members to refrain from alcohol, the people from excessive merry-making and night-long pwe and performances, and Burmese women from marrying foreigners. Political resolutions came up too in I9I7, which was a crucial year.

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