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Title: Our Fraternal Greetings to the Siamese people
Date of publication: May 2002
Description/subject: "This speech was delivered by Burmese independence hero Aung San at the Orient Club, Rangoon, on April 17, 1947�three months before his assassination. Aung San founded the Burma Independence Army in Bangkok on Dec 26, 1941."
Author/creator: Aung San
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 10, No. 4, May 2002
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma
Date of publication: 17 October 1947
Description/subject: "The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Provisional Government of Burma; Considering that it is the intention of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to invite Parliament to pass legislation at an early date providing that Burma shall become an independent State; Desiring to define their future relations as the Governments of independent States on the terms of complete freedom, equality and independence and to consolidate and perpetuate the cordial friendship and good understanding which subsist between them; and Desiring also to provide for certain matters arising from the forthcoming change in the relations between them, Have decided to conclude a treaty for this purpose and have appointed as their plenipotentiaries:- The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The Right Hon. Clement Richard Attlee, C.H., M.P., Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury. The Provisional Government of Burma: The Hon'ble Thakin Nu, Prime Minister Who have agreed as follows:- ..." Includes, as an annex, the Britain-Burma Defence Agreement of 29 August 1947 and other associated documents.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Public Records Office (London)
Format/size: html (80K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: REPORT OF THE FRONTIER AREAS COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY, 1947
Date of publication: 24 April 1947
Description/subject: "A Committee of Enquiry shall be set up forthwith as to the best method of associating the Frontier peoples with the working out of the new constitution for Burma. Such Committee will consist of equal numbers of persons from the Frontier Areas, nominated by the Governor after consultation with the leaders of those areas, with a neutral Chairman from outside Burma selected by agreement. Such Committee shall be asked to report to the Government of Burma and His Majesty's Government before the summoning of the Constituent Assembly." CHAPTER I. The Problem; CHAPTER II. The Work of the Committee; CHAPTER III. Recommendations and Observations: Part I- General; Part II- The Constituent Assembly; Part III- Observations. APPENDICES: App. I. Verbatim Record of Evidence heard by the Committee. App. II. Resolutions and Memorials communicated to the Committee. App. III. Notes by the Frontier Areas Administration, Government of Burma, on Economic Situation, Education, Health and Communications and Mineral Resources in the Frontier Areas Administration. App. IV. Administrative and Racial Maps of Burma... (Administrative map missing)
Language: English
Source/publisher: FRONTIER AREAS COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY, 1947
Format/size: pdf (7.8M); text without appendices 171K),html
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/Frontier_Areas_Committee_of_Enquiry-text.pdf (without appendices)
http://www.sialkal.com/home_doc_FACI.htm
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2012


Title: The Panglong Agreement, 1947
Date of publication: 12 February 1947
Description/subject: Text of the Agreement signed at Panglong on the 12th February, 1947 by Shan, Kachin and Chin leaders, and by representatives of the Executive Council of the Governor of Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: India Office Records
Format/size: html (5K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003