BURMA: Beginning

In Pyinmana, not 450 miles from Dienbienphu, the Burmese government last week started its long-promised land reform. About 21,000 acres were parceled out among some 4,500 land-hungry peasants. Unlike Communist-style land reform, the landlords got fair compensation. In the next nine years Premier U Nu hopes to distribute 10 million acres, give perhaps 2,000,000 Burmese a stake of their own against Communism.


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