The Union of Burma
became an artificial state, behaving like a dysfunctional family, where Buddhist and Bama chauvinism ruled supreme.
And it is somehow fitting that their eldest daughter, Louisa (based on the author's mother), is chosen to represent the Union of Burma
when she is crowned "Miss Burma" in 1956.
The Union of Burma
had gained independence from the British in 1948, but its ethno-political problems have not been settled.
Shan State should probably never have been included in the Union of Burma
, as the people are more closely related to Thailand than to Burma.
Zin Linn, information minister for the Washington-based National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
, which is Burma's self-styled government-in-exile, said at least five monks were killed, while an organisation of exiled political activists in Thailand, the National League for Democracy-Liberated Area, said three monks had been confirmed dead, and 17 wounded.
12 is celebrated as the day the Union of Burma
, now Myanmar, really began.
It is known as Burma or the Union of Burma
by bodies and states which do not recognise the ruling military junta.
Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), a communications services provider in the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma or the Union of Burma
, has revealed its intention to increase GSM network capacity in two main cities this year.
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
, which leads a government-in-exile after the military rejected the 1990 election victory by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (who is still under house arrest), rejected the military's allegations.
Daw San San, an exiled member of parliament from the National League for Democracy who was imprisoned twice for her political activities, and Khin Ohmar, women's affairs co-ordinator of the Burma United Nations Service of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
, spoke during a forum sponsored by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) in March.
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.