BURMA: You Pour Beautifully

Tea was served last week for a group of robbers, murderers and miscellaneous bad-men by the People's Volunteer Organization of Meiktila, in middle Burma. The band, which prefers to be known as "rebels," surrendered recently to the authorities. Seventy of the bandits turned up for the party. But their leader, Bo Pe Hla, made his excuses: he was indisposed.

Said one of the bandit chiefs, in reply to an official toast in tea: the rebels had taken to the woods because local authorities were highhanded. Now that the authorities have undergone a change of heart, the rebels have changed too....

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