BURMA: The Trouble with Us . . .

In his round of Southeast Asia, TIME Correspondent Sam Welles visited Burma, reported:

Burma is the most distressful country that ever I have seen. Its government, in Burma's nearly two years of independence from the British Commonwealth, does not govern. Its economy is falling apart. Its communications are cut. Its civil war is not a war but chaos. "Of 21 stations in my charge," said a Burmese police superintendent, "I hold only six. The other 15 are held by five different kinds of insurgents."

U Kyaw Nyein, leader of the Socialists who are...

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