Win does not mention that the spirit of Panglong Agreement that was reached between Aung San (Suu Kyi's father) and other ethnic and community leaders, in an attempt to unite everyone - irrespective of race, ethnicity and religion, Buddhists and non-Buddhists - for a common goal of independence was dead following Aung San's assassination (in which U Razak who was Education and National Planning in Aung San's cabinet, and six other cabinet ministers died) on July 19, 1947, nearly half a year before Union of Burma
was to emerge as an independent state in the global arena.
So the majority of the people of Arakan construe them as the beginning of the Islamization of the Union of Burma
and is out and out to oppose the Rohingya.
That Act clearly stated that the Rohingya and all other Muslims who were British subjects - who were born in Burma or whose father or paternal grandfather was born in Burma - were considered citizens of the Union of Burma
The 1948 Constitution Gradually, the non-Myanmar ethnic national leaders, politicians, and scholars realized that the Constitution of the Union of Burma
(1948) not only disregarded the essence of the Panglong Agreement but also was substantively different from the "Draft Constitution Approved by the AFPFL National Convention".
It will continue to exist as the Union of Burma
because the majority of the non-Myanmar desire to stay in the Union even though the Mahar Myanmar led by Tatmadaw is still trying to endeavour Myanmar exist.
They should know that genuine democratic reform is the only way for the Union of Burma
to gain international acceptance.
Dissident organizations outside the country, which were named by the minister, include the All Burma Student Democratic Front and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
, both based in Bangkok.
The Union of Burma
(or Myanmar as it is called by the ruling junta) consists of 14 states and divisions.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings but the junta has blamed the expatriate, self-proclaimed parallel government, the National Coalition Government of Union of Burma
, and ethnic rebel groups, including the Karen National Union, the Shan State Army and the Kayin-ni National Progressive party.
In present reviewer's opinion, this nationalist opposition, rather than the emergence in 1948 of the independent Union of Burma
as "a strongly socialist state", was the main reason why the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and British timber firms were nationalized shortly after Burma's independence and others followed in their wake.
It is now exactly half a century and two decades (1947 to 2017) that the Union of Burma
was formed with the consensus of all the ethnic nationalities.
The authors show that the majority of Karen leaders insisted on the creation of a Karen State, as separate from the Union of Burma
, and comprising large areas of Lower Burma where Karens did not form the majority of the population.
Department of State officially refers to the nation as the Union of Burma
Harn is on a tour of Asian countries to promote the democracy movement with Thaung Htun, a representative of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
(NCGUB), Myanmar's self-styled government in exile.
The Union of Burma
is ruled by a military junta that currently calls itself the "State Peace and Development Council" (SPDC).