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

Crime doesn't pay, and politics via assassination can pay even much less. that's possibly the only sharp lesson which stands proud 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 unquestionably altered the process Burma' s modem historical past. I current the judgement of the distinctive Tribunal in complete and the tale of the assassinations for the list, within the desire that they're going to serve historians and our peoples in Burma in numerous 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, seeing that then, desired to edit and submit a e-book of the trial. Dr. Myint Thein, leader ]ustice of the Union, additionally gave his dossier of the documents to the Defence prone historic learn Institute, and that i used to be capable of payment and examine the papers. To either I owe and truly acknow­ ledge thank you. i'm additionally thankful to Mr. ]ustice Aung Tha Gyaw of the splendid courtroom who responded my questions with kindness and courtesy, and to U Kyaw Soe, Director of knowledge, and his employees, who dug up the photographs that are released during this book.

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Re received an injury on a finger of his right hand. U Ba Gyan and I left the chamber and went to his office room. About IO or 15 minutes later I went into the Bogyoke's chamber. When I got there Bogyoke had been removed, the others were stilllying there. ' A model of the chamber with the furniture in position and with detachable walls was put in as Exhibit 3 at this stage, and U Aung Zan Wai pointed out where the Councillors had sat, and which door the gunmen came thIough. Recalled and cross-examined by Mr.

The men then proceeded towards Bogyoke's chamber, and shortly afterwards, U Ohn Khin and U Maung Maung heard gunfire. Both came to testify as to what they saw that morning. U Ohn Khin joined the diplomatie service, leaving the Secretariat with its grim memories; U Maung Maung joined the Burmese Embassy in London for some time, and returned to the civil service and the Secretariat. U Tin Ohn, Assistant Secretary to the Executive Council, saw the gunmen pass his office that marning, and remarked on the strangeness to U Aung, stenographer in the office.

I usually stayed, while with U Saw, in the small building marked 'U' on the plan Exhibit E. There were six occupants in that building, namely, myself, Maung Soe, Thet Hnin, Thu Kha, Maung Sein, and Ko Tun Yin of Okpo. After I was woken up I proceeded to the main house where I met U Saw. There were then present Maung Soe, Thet Hnin, Maung Sein, and Thu Kha. U Saw asked me if I was feeling well.

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