Read ‘Burmeses Days’ by G. Owell and realized the behavior of this military regime originated from in all it repugnant ways and means. “Burman” suppression of non-Burman ethnic groups is likely to continue as long as the army controls policy. Aung San also concluded an agreement with the country’s ethnic nationalities for a unified Burma. By Michael Hickey Last updated 2011-02-17 The date celebrates Myanmar's Declaration of Independence from the British rule on 4 January 1948. She finally chose cooperation which most of us except the politically naive and ever-optimistic idealists see as collaboration. Give me ONE academic especially, in History, that support the west policy and I will show you the Charlatan. [4], On 4 January 1948 at 4.20 am, the nation became an independent republic, named the Union of Burma in which the time was chosen for its auspiciousness by an astrologer, with Sao Shwe Thaik as its first President and U Nu as its first Prime Minister. Like Myanmar Patriots still fighting the colonialists whilst comfortably ensconced in Europe, he fulfills a similar role from Oz, both serving the interests of the regime and both manifesting the regime’s inherent now concealed hatred of ASSK. On 28 December, at a ceremony in Bangkok, the Burma Independence Army (BIA) was officially formed. VS … Still it doesn’t stop plan B banging on about the ‘useless careless west’. We are also just two months short of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 coup which set the country down the path to decades of dictatorial rule. Myanmar reintroduced the image of Gen. Aung San on 1,000-kyat (US$0.72) banknotes earlier this year after a three-decade pause. One of the many mysteries of predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar is why there is no peace movement to foster harmony among the indigenous groups as well as those whose ancestors from India and China settled in the country during the colonial period. Flag of the State of Burma (1943-45) In China, Aung San asked for assistance from the Kuomintang government. The Burma Independence Army (BIA) was formed in December 1941 in Bangkok, before the Thirty Comrades’ return to Myanmar. They rallied greater support from ethnic communities, and expected to win a majority of seats in the country’s November 8 election. On Jan. 4, 1948, Burma ended 60 years of colonial rule when it officially declared independence from Britain. Myanmar’s Independence Day is celebrated on January 4 each year. Celebrations of Independence. On July 19, 1947, at approximately 10:37 a.m., BST, several of Burma's independence leaders were gunned down by a group of armed men in uniform while they were holding a cabinet meeting at the Secretariat in downtown Yangon.The assassinations were planned by a rival political group, and the leader and alleged mastermind of that group Galon U Saw, together with the perpetrators, were tried … Do you mean to say Bamar (lu Myo)/Ethnic Burmese. Until the Burmese generals quit murdering minorities – and purposely killing civilians is murder – there will never be peace. http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=22812. community). Tenasserim Division (Toungoo, Thaton, Amherst, Salween, Tavoy, and Mergui Districts) 1.2. On 1 August 1943, Burma was proclaimed the independent State of Burma and the Japanese military government for Burma was officially dissolved. So the vultures are swooping down to join in the feeding frenzy with the hyenas. [citation needed], Following World War II, Aung San negotiated the Panglong Agreement with ethnic leaders that guaranteed the independence of Burma as a unified state. Your unending defense of, and apologies for, the junta never ceases to amaze me. In your previous posts you either ignore, or attempt to gloss over, the continuous war crimes perpetrated by the SPDC. The province of Burma, after 1885 was administered as follows: 1. The date celebrates Myanmar's Declaration of Independence from the British rule on 4 January 1948.[1]. Be it Bamar or other ethnic groups. Is 1 child out of every 5 in Myanmar will NEVER see their 5th birthday, proven statistic, grotesque enough. “For freedom from the military dictatorship system, national independence, peace and democracy, we all need to work together,” said the 86-year-old, who was a politician at the time of independence. We are also just two months short of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 coup which set the country down the path to decades of dictatorial rule. A foreign policy of neutrality was decided upon, but, because of internal strife, no peace resulted. It is a good time to take stock of recent events. Little regards to “Myanmar history”, as represented well by your useless careless statement , and acting in a useless careless way is why Myanmar has become a quagmire. VI, Ch. Some still recalled the day in 1885 when Burma's last king, brash Thibaw, sailed into exile and the British took over. Try looking to the present, and then to the future. Securing these areas for exploitation is integral to the goals of both US/EU businesses, not to mention Asia’s hunger for Burma, and also serves to ensure longevity for the USDP. The date celebrates Myanmar's Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom on January 4, 1948. COVID-19 flights to nowhere: radical escape or radical reimagining of the everyday? Over the past year there have been many tantalising signals that things in Burma are getting better. So many rocky relation and poor vision on geopolitics by following leaders lead to Burma refusal to join British Common wealth .Burma become politically isolated in world politics In 1947, Aung San became Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of Burma, a transitional government. Independence Day July 4, 2020 This 4th of July we celebrate the 244th birthday of our nation with pride, but at the same time, also with great humility. Independence came last week to Burma and its 15 million people. I don’t think people are really ‘getting’ the fact that these conflicts have evolved into ones driven by business. The inhabitants originating from Myanmar. By March 1942, within months after they entered the war, Japanese troops had advanced on Rangoon and the British administration had collapsed. History. Are you implying since the fall of Tathone (1057), this dominant entity, Bamar has regards other minority as less than equal? 1)Precipitate negatively every conditions describe above if not cause 2)the creation of some new ones that wasn’t there b/f. On January 4th 1948, the Union of Burma gained its independence from Britain. Today, the United States grapples with racial injustice that continues despite our long struggle to … Just dropping a few names from the list. Arakan Division (Akyab, Northern Arakan or Arakan Hill Tracts, Kyaukpyu and Sandoway Districts) 1.3. But the Burma army looks at the “minority issue” as a military problem, and seeks to impose a military solution (remember the old saying, “When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.”). Moreover, in 2012 crafting a new equilibrium in ethnic areas is surely the most pressing issue. Col Naw Bu, who is in charge of the Kachin Independence Organization’s information department, told NMG that there had been no fighting in the state or around nine months, but that it reignited in the second week of October. MDBs in Myanmar: risk regulators on complex infrastructure projects? relacionados con: Japanese conquest of Burma wikipedia. Pseudo-pluralism in Indonesia, CORAL BELL SCHOOL OF ASIA PACIFIC AFFAIRS. Independence Day is a time of patriotism and great festivities. In 2012 how can Burma’s ethnic minorities more consistently see the benefits of the ongoing political transition? Independence Day (Burmese: လွတ်လပ်ရေးနေ့) is a national holiday observed in Myanmar on January 4 of every year. Roland Watson’s DICTATOR WATCH TEN YEAR REVIEW, October 17, 2011, shows us a way, but recent ‘reconciliation’ at the top between the regime and ASSK/NLD, aided and abetted by the US/EU, does not bode well unless the West completely out of character gives priority to peace and genuine reconciliation over market/business objectives. Now, British rule was at … Democracy, Political Prisoner, Brutal suppression of unarmed protesters, did not doing enough to help the Nagis victims, Drug trafficking and now revamped minority suppression issues. “Until the Burmese generals quit murdering minorities – and purposely killing civilians is murder – there will never be peace.”, “Until Charles F. and his ilks quit advocating murdering Myanmar citizenry – and purposely killing civilians is murder – there will never be peace.”, “Your unending defense of, and apologies for, the junta never ceases to amaze me.”, “Your unending defense of, and no apologies for, the West Policy never ceases to amaze me.”. Although many Burmese fought initially for the Japanese, some Burmese, mostly from the ethnic minorities, also served in the British Burma Army. Nothing personal, we just need to be rid of them. When 30-40% of a country’s population does not belong to the dominant ethnic group, the country faces the necessity of political accommodation. Cambodia, Laos and their contribution to a new era in Southeast Asian security cooperation, Age of Empires II: Rise of the Rajas – playing the past in Southeast Asia, The gentrification of Chulalongkorn University, Art, culture, grief and loss in a time of crisis - 2020 Malaysia Update, Hypocrisy or imagination? An optimist can hope that the nascent “political reforms” might eventually lead to a recognition of the need to deal with the political issue of accommodation with the minority population using political, not military means. Other articles where Burma Independence Army is discussed: Myanmar: World War II and after: …announced the formation of the Burma Independence Army (BIA). Can the multi-ethnic union be made to work for all? The future is none too bright since it is dependent on the leopard species of the regime and the West changing their spots. I very much doubt you intend to include the resulting scourge of the still ongoing useless careless policy, together with the well known military government solving “everything militarily”? If the regime thinks they can militarily subjugate the minorities and develop trade and industry over their mass graves, thay’ve got another think coming. 2)”grotesque reality faced by millions of Burmese”. Notably, it declined to join the British Commonwealth. One of them, Ohn Maung, told DVB that the people of Burma were yet to taste full freedom. Anyway Burma got Independence in 1948 January 4th according to agreement of Aung San- Atlee. Chip Chasterton nailed it on the head.That’s the wood plan B and many others won’t see for the trees. British governor Hubert Rance and Sao Shwe Thaik at the flag raising ceremony on 4 January 1948 at Stone Pillar. The new state quickly declared war on the United Kingdom and the United States and concluded a Treaty of Alliance with Japan. VS of car carrying Governor General. I don’t have a straightforward way of explaining why this is the case. Your email address will not be published. Pegu Division (Rangoon City, Hanthawaddy, Pegu, Tharrawaddy and Prome Districts) 1.4. Even a President named Aung San Suu Kyi would likely struggle to knit together Burma’s many ethnic interests. Since independence The unsettled early years, 1948–62. Burmans? It is curious that Aung San Suu Kyi made no mention of Myanmar with Indian and Chinese ancestors being included in the second Panglong conference that she proposed early last year. allysource.com. Your limited capacity to comprehend the tree for the forest or is it Crusoe’s ‘Not a Man Friday does not count’ attitude, make you, not an apologist but ‘The Running dog’ of the West. The Burma Campaign 1941 - 1945. Until that ends, and the generals end up in the dock, there will never be peace. Thousands of Burmans caroused amiably along Rangoon's steamy, tropical waterfront. Shan National Sao Shwe Taik became the new country’s first President … William Hague at least is playing hard to get but not for long. A Message on U.S. A graduate of the Australian National University and the University of Oxford, over the past 20 years he has undertaken research in Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, China and India. ASSK dropped the idea of second Panglong when she obviously feared it would amount to confrontation. She certainly is for a U turn. The Burma Independence Army (BIA) was a collaborationist and revolutionary army that fought for the end of British rule in Burma by assisting the Japanese in their conquest of the country in 1942 during World War II.It was the first post-colonial army in Burmese history. The government would never orchestrate its own downfall, but engineer the landscape to ensure it retains its grip on power. Today is the 64th anniversary of Burma’s independence. 1) Killing Bamar soldiers, Your email address will not be published. Irrawaddy Division (Bassein, Henzada, Thayetmyo, Maubin, Myaungmya and Pyapon Districts) 2. Locally sourced Products - from different regions. It is curious that at exactly the same moment that political developments in “Burman” Burma are being greeted with justifiable optimism there is fresh instability and violence in ethnic minority areas. As a Bamar, when will your concern for humanity overcome your hatred for the generals? In the 19th century, following three Anglo-Burmese Wars, Burma was colonized by Britain. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. justifiable as anti racist by you and your ilks is indeed glaring. Answer is finished but just add as comment for my own opinion. *NAI BANYA MON - Taking lessons from their losses in Burma’s 2015 general election, ethnic political parties merged ahead of the 2020 polls and prepared to compete against larger, central parties. I feel the ethnic wars are part of the means to shape a new Burma that allows investment to flood into the border regions – harder to do when they’re being resisted by armed groups – and therefore make it a market-friendly country (the key qualification for interaction with the govt, as business between the west and elsewhere – Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and so – shows). However, the British were pragmatic about the popular support this 32-year-old man enjoyed and Aung San eventually managed to negotiate Burma’s independence from Britain in January 1947. Historical Map of South & Southwest Asia (4 January 1948 - Independence of Burma: The British departure from India in 1947 made their remaining colonies in South Asia redundant. 2) Punishing the majority of the citizenry of Myanmar, ‘The Bamar lu Myo’, through decades of useless careless policy. Was the Lady ever for confrontation? The Japanese advanced into Burma and by the end of 1942 had occupied the country. Burma - which had been making increasing demands for independence since their occupation by Japan in World War II - became an independent republic in early 1948, followed shortly by Ceylon. So on this 64th anniversary we should give some extra attention to what the independent “union” really means. It remains a serious analytical challenge. 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