Union of Burma


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Union of Burma:

see MyanmarMyanmar
or Burma
, officially Republic of the Union of Myanmar, republic (2005 est. pop. 42,909,000), 261,789 sq mi (678,033 sq km), SE Asia. It is bounded on the west by Bangladesh, India, and the Bay of Bengal; on the north and northeast by China; on the east by Laos
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The Union of Burma became an artificial state, behaving like a dysfunctional family, where Buddhist and Bama chauvinism ruled supreme.
The Union of Burma had gained independence from the British in 1948, but its ethno-political problems have not been settled.
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.
Win also tries to hide the fact that under the First Schedule to the Burma Independence Act 1947, 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.
Forced relocation'Soe Aung, from the National Council of the Union of Burma, an umbrella group for Myanmar's opposition, told Al Jazeera that resentment towards the military government has increased significantly since Cyclone Nargis.
Aung San applied the tactic of political dialogue to bring about the Union of Burma as a sovereign independent state.
21 -- It is now universally accepted that the Rohingyas are the most persecuted people of the world and that former General Secretary and Peace Nobel laureate Kofi Annan has been requested by fellow Burmese Nobel laureate cum Chancellor of the Union of Burma to head the commission composed of well-respected six Burmese and three foreigners.
The brutal acts causing death and injuries to innocent people are joint efforts of the terrorist groups -- the Kayin National Union, Shan State Army of Ywet Sit, Kayinni National Progressive Party and the National Coalition Government of Union of Burma of expatriate Sein Win,'' the junta alleged.
Article 3 of the Agreement states: "Any person who at the date of the coming into force of the present Treaty is, by virtue of the Constitution of the Union of Burma, a citizen thereof and who is, or by virtue of a subsequent election is deemed to be, also a British subject, may make a declaration of alienage in the manner prescribed by the law of the Union, and thereupon shall cease to be a citizen of the Union.
Instead of drafting a new Interim Constitution the NLD partially revised the Constitution of the Union of Burma (1948) and proclaimed to be used as interim Constitution for transition period.
Affairs of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), told the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan.
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, a self-styled shadow government based in the United States, said around 70 people were killed.

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