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

Crime doesn't pay, and politics by way of assassination can pay even much less. that's might be the single 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 heritage. I current the judgement of the unique Tribunal in complete and the tale of the assassinations for the list, 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 courtroom gave me the files which he compiled of the trial whereas serving at the prosecution. That was once many years in the past, and i've, on account that then, desired to edit and put up a ebook of the trial. Dr. Myint Thein, leader ]ustice of the Union, additionally gave his dossier of the files to the Defence prone old examine Institute, and that i was once in a position to payment and evaluate the papers. To either I owe and truly acknow­ ledge thank you. i'm additionally thankful to Mr. ]ustice Aung Tha Gyaw of the ultimate 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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We do not have any instrument with which to conduct ballistic experiments and tests regarding buHets. We lost them during the war. I made attempts to get such instruments from abroad. We enquired from Lawrence and Mayo in India for a buHet comparison microscope with lighting arrangements and buHet-holders. They replied they had no stock. I also tried to get one from England, without success. We have not been able to get the experiments done in India, firstly because at the time we intended to send out the exhibits there were air accidents due to bad weather, and secondly, communal riots were raging in India.

In his examination-in-chief by the Advocate-General, he said: I was present in the office of the Inspector-General of Police at the Secretariat on the morning of the 19th. July, 1947, when I heard sounds like falling bricks. I learned that shootings had taken place in the west wing of the Secretariat and so I went there. I got to the Bogyoke's office chamber and went in. I found Bogyoke Aung San and some other Councillors lying dead. I could still smell gunpowder in the room. The other Councillors who where lying dead were Mahn Ba Khaing, Thakin Mya, Mr.

J. Rao, an advocate of Cuttack, Orissa, India, wrote to 'Mr. U Saw, former Prime Minister of Burma,' care of the Advocate-General, volunteering to fly out to Rangoon to his defence. 'I am aware of the good political work you did in the pre-war time,' Mr. ' Mr. ' There was a small suggestion about fees, though Mr. Rao made haste to point out that money did not really matter, it was the spirit of the thing. 'If you choose to accept my services, send a reasonable fee - I assess it at 75,000 rupees in Indian money.

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