BURMA: Installment Independence

Britain had all but completed the military liberation of Burma. Last week she offered the Burmans political emancipation as well.

In London the British Government issued a white paper outlining a staggered plan for Burma's "full self-government within the British Commonwealth." Its three stages : 1 ) since the colony's progress has been interrupted by the Japanese invasion and occupation, direct rule by the governor of Burma will continue until December 1948; 2) by that date, it is hoped, elections will have been held, the prewar partial self-government enjoyed by the Burmans...

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