DANGER ZONE: Death Before Dinner

While Burma's devout Premier Thakin Nu prayed for peace at a Buddhist altar, his government's drive to end civil strife had cut down and scattered the fierce Karen rebels (TIME, June 5). Recently, the government got word that insurgent Karen "Premier" Saw Ba U Gyi was hiding out near the Siam border.

Ten days ago government troops waded neck-deep through muddy waters to close in on Gyi's hideaway hut. The rebel leader was getting ready for dinner; the troops heard him urging his cook to hurry with a duck curry. The government men called on the rebel to surrender. Gyi answered...

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