Foreign News: U Saw's Bet

The firm hand of the British Empire clamped definitely this week around the neck of one of her stiffest-necked subjects. Somewhere in the Empire, perhaps in Cairo, perhaps in the Far East, Premier U Maung Saw of Burma was fussing and fuming under detention.

It was a secret where U Saw was arrested, but the brief announcement from 10 Downing St. made no mystery of why he was arrested. "It has come to the knowledge of His Majesty's Government," the communiqué said flatly, "that he has been in contact with Japanese authorities since the outbreak of war with Japan. This fact has...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!