The Union of Burma came formally into existence on 4 Jan., 1948. On this day, Sir Hubert Ranee, the last British Governor, handed over authority to Sao Shwe Thaik, the first President of the Burmese Republic ; the Cabinet took the oath of office, and Parliament ratified the treaty with Great Britain providing for the independence of Burma as a country not within His Britannic Majesty’s dominions and not entitled to His Britannic Majesty’s protection. This treaty was signed m London on 17 Oct., 1947, and enacted by the British Parliament on 10 Dec, 1947.
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