Instead of linking northern Arakan where the Rohingyas were a solid majority with East Pakistan the area was made part of Union of Burma
The military has since early 1960's shifted its policy of the official embrace of Rohingyas as an ethnic community of the Union of Burma
to a radical strategic perspective according to which a sizeable pocket of Muslims in a single geographic pocket next to a populous Muslim region of the then Pakistan was a threat to Burma's national security.
British officers promised them an independent nation; instead, Karen territory was formalised into one of the seven ethnic states included in the Union of Burma
25, the author claims that in response to the Burmese government's rejection of Kachin's desire to secede from the Union of Burma
, a group of World War II veterans established the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in February 1961 near Lashio.
The constitution of Myanmar provides indigenous status to all people permanently residing in Arakan or in the Union of Burma
The second Panglong Conference was held in February 1947, at which Aung San (father of Aung San Suu Kyi) met with representatives of the Chin, Kachin, and Shan and signed the Panglong Agreement, which gave autonomy to the frontier states as part of a larger Union of Burma
Meanwhile, Obama announced today his intent to nominate Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell as Ambassador to the Union of Burma
in 22 years, since 1990.
The Union of Burma
is ruled by a military body called the "State Peace and Development Council" (SPDC).
In fact, the Burma 1983 Population Census, published in June 1986 by the Immigration and Manpower Department, Ministry of Home and Religious Affairs, Government of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma
, states on pages 1-22, in Table A-7, and passim, that 3.
The latest development is a consequence of the unresolved longstanding ethno-political conflicts in the Union of Burma
Zin Linn, the director of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma
, a pro-democracy group that supports Suu Kyi, told Al Jazeera that there was an "ulterior" motive to the trial.
Sein Win, whose father was the elder brother of Suu Kyi's father, the late general Aung San, is "prime minister" of Myanmar's National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma