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

In his former paintings, Burma within the kinfolk oj countries, Dr. Maung Maung has already won a global recognition as a scholar of public affairs in Burma; during this new booklet he earns clean laurels. it's often in components. partially I he strains the genesis of the structure and partially II he explains it. the 1st half outlines the constitutional growth of Burma lower than British rule, the adjustments below Dr. Ba Maw in the course of the eastern profession, and extra advancements till the attainment of independence by means of the Anti­ Fascist People's Freedom League. Nowhere else can one locate one of these transparent and entire account of the political evolution of Burma given that 1931, doubly major through the Saya San uprising and the start of the Thakin stream; its worth is greater via the replica of 3 files now not differently easily available: the period in-between 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 perhaps 1947 for attention via the Constituent Assembly.

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The Senate had 36 seats of which half were filled by the Governor by nomination, and the remainder by election from the House of Representatives on proportional representation. Wider play was given also to the principle of responsibility to the Legislature. The Council of Ministers, the Instrument of Instructions issued by His Majesty to the Governor said, should be appointed 'in consultation with the person who, in his judgment, is most likely to command a stable majority in the Legislature, those persons who will best be in a position collectively to command the confidence of the Legislature.

Announcement, dated August 20, 1931. Proceedings, P·9· Burma Round Table Conference, Proceedings of the Committee of the Whole Conference, p. 177, Government Press, Rangoon, 1932. led by U Ba Pe, U Pu and U Thein Maung, and the Independent Party (or the 'Golden Valley Party' named after the aristocratic suburbs where the leaders of the party lived) led by Sir J. A. Maung Gyi. The Independent Party was already discredited by then as the 'stooges of the British,' and 'J. ' with his Saya San rebellion fame was not a man to lead a party to electoral victory.

2 Saya San, U Aung Hla, and other rebel leaders were hanged on November 16, 1931, but the nationalism that they helped to further refused to be buried with their bodies. I. 2. Legislative Assembly, Debates, vol. , 1931, Retold by Sir Arthur Eggar to the author. 2082-2122. 25 8. SEPARATION FROM INDIA For the next few years after the rebellion the great debate which engaged the political mind of the country was whether to separate from India or not. The Simon Commission had recommended separation, and the Government of Burma desired it, nor was London averse.

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