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Burma’s Constitution


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. The Story of the Constitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Maung Maung
      Pages 1-46
    3. Maung Maung
      Pages 47-65
    4. Maung Maung
      Pages 66-85
  3. The Constitution at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Maung Maung
      Pages 89-91
    3. Maung Maung
      Pages 92-104
    4. Maung Maung
      Pages 105-108
    5. Maung Maung
      Pages 109-113
    6. Maung Maung
      Pages 114-119
    7. Maung Maung
      Pages 120-126
    8. Maung Maung
      Pages 127-145
    9. Maung Maung
      Pages 146-166
    10. Maung Maung
      Pages 167-192
    11. Maung Maung
      Pages 193-194
    12. Maung Maung
      Pages 195-202
    13. Maung Maung
      Pages 203-207
    14. Maung Maung
      Pages 208-210
    15. Maung Maung
      Pages 211-217

About this book


In his former work, Burma in the Family oj Nations, Dr. Maung Maung has already gained an international reputation as a student of public affairs in Burma; in this new book he earns fresh laurels. It is mainly in two parts. In Part I he traces the genesis of the Constitution and in Part II he explains it. The first part outlines the constitutional progress of Burma under British rule, the changes under Dr. Ba Maw during the Japanese occupation, and further developments until the attainment of independence by the Anti­ Fascist People's Freedom League. Nowhere else can one find such a clear and comprehensive account of the political evolution of Burma since 1931, doubly significant by the Saya San rebellion and the birth of the Thakin movement; its value is enhanced by the reproduction of three documents not otherwise readily accessible: the interim Constitution under the Japanese; the Panglong Agreement, in which the Hill Peoples undertook to co-operate in framing the Constitution for the Union of Burma; and the original draft Constitution which the AFPFL published in May 1947 for consideration by the Constituent Assembly.


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  1. 1.Lincoln’s InnUK

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