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By Maung Maung B. L. (Rangoon), LL. D. (Utrecht) (auth.)

Crime doesn't pay, and politics through assassination will pay even much less. that's maybe the only sharp lesson which sticks out from the trial of U observed and his males for the homicide of Bogyoke Aung San and his colleagues. The trial is a historie one, and the murders absolutely altered the process Burma' s modem historical past. I current the judgement of the targeted Tribunal in complete and the tale of the assassinations for the checklist, within the wish that they're going to serve historians and our peoples in Burma in different methods. Mr. ]ustice Mya Thein of the excessive court docket gave me the files which he compiled of the trial whereas serving at the prosecution. That used to be many years in the past, and i've, for the reason that then, desired to edit and submit a booklet of the trial. Dr. Myint Thein, leader ]ustice of the Union, additionally gave his dossier of the files to the Defence providers ancient study Institute, and that i was once capable of payment and evaluate the papers. To either I owe and clearly acknow­ ledge thank you. i'm additionally thankful to Mr. ]ustice Aung Tha Gyaw of the best courtroom who replied my questions with kindness and courtesy, and to U Kyaw Soe, Director of knowledge, and his employees, who dug up the images that are released during this book.

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I told U Saw that ifthis was done, the appellation of 'Wayindok' that had been given him would disappear. I asked him if he would allow members of the party to adopt certain parts of the Socialist and the Communist policies. He agreed. He told me that in the end the best armed party would rule Burma. I said that once political parties began to arm themselves, two things could happen, namely, either there would be civil war, or a war waged to achieve Burma's independence. I asked him which of these two paths he would follow, and he said he would wage war for independence.

I asked him which of these two paths he would follow, and he said he would wage war for independence. His answers were so much to my liking that I agreed to join the Myochit party and work heart and soul for it. ' 'After I had given my promise to U Saw to join his party, I travelled to and fro between Rangoon and Othegon. I took on myself three tasks as requested by U Saw: to collect arms; to collect ammunition; to raise funds by every possible means. When I joined U Saw's party at his house I had to take a solemn vow before the holy image in his shrine to the following effect: that I shall be faithful to the head of the Galon Army, namely U Saw, and to fellow-members of the Army, and that I shall sacrifice my life in the country's cause.

Brick upon brick, thus, the case for the prosecution was built. Not eyewitnesses of the Secretariat happenings only, but those who saw the goingson at the U Saw horne were available. , as a witness. LD. officer to watch the house from the 17th. July onwards. ' U Tun Hla Aung spoke about the meeting of senior police officials at the Secretariat on the morning of the 19th. July. ID. m. we heard a rumbling noise from the western block of the Secretariat building. P. at the time. 1 went into my car and went out of the south-west gate to find out what had happened.

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