By Maung Maung B. L. (Rangoon), LL. D. (Utrecht) (auth.)
Crime doesn't pay, and politics by way of assassination will pay even much less. that's probably the only sharp lesson which sticks out from the trial of U observed and his males for the homicide of Bogyoke Aung San and his colleagues. The trial is a historie one, and the murders surely altered the process Burma' s modem historical past. I current the judgement of the precise Tribunal in complete and the tale of the assassinations for the checklist, within the wish that they are going to serve historians and our peoples in Burma in numerous methods. Mr. ]ustice Mya Thein of the excessive courtroom gave me the documents which he compiled of the trial whereas serving at the prosecution. That was once many years in the past, and i've, seeing that then, desired to edit and post a publication of the trial. Dr. Myint Thein, leader ]ustice of the Union, additionally gave his dossier of the files to the Defence companies historic learn Institute, and that i used to be capable of payment and evaluate the papers. To either I owe and basically acknow ledge thank you. i'm additionally thankful to Mr. ]ustice Aung Tha Gyaw of the ultimate courtroom who responded my questions with kindness and courtesy, and to U Kyaw Soe, Director of data, and his employees, who dug up the photographs that are released during this book.
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On the 5th. July, 1947, there was a procession of motor-buses through some of the streets of Rangoon. U Wan Maung led the procession in a jeep, and later, he and his followers camped at the Mogaung Pagoda. U Tun Hla Aung could not remember, however, a meeting at the City Hall in Rangoon in which U Aung San mentioned U Wan Maung in his speech. ' 'Soon after the assassination, besides U Saw's house, the houses of other persons were also raided. Some of the houses so raided were the houses of politicalleaders like Dr.
1 was produced before the Magistrate at my own desire which 1 expressed to the Police. 1 have since been granted a conditional pardon on my undertaking to state in court the true facts of the case. ' 'I made my first acquaintance with the first accused U Saw in February last when he came and delivered a political speech in Okpo. 1 acted as Secretary at that meeting. After the meeting 1 talked with U Saw. He told me that if young men of education and good social standing like myself would join the Myochit party, it would benefit us, and he invited me to visit him at Rangoon should 1 happen to be there.
Officer to watch the house from the 17th. July onwards. ' U Tun Hla Aung spoke about the meeting of senior police officials at the Secretariat on the morning of the 19th. July. ID. m. we heard a rumbling noise from the western block of the Secretariat building. P. at the time. 1 went into my car and went out of the south-west gate to find out what had happened. Nobody could tell me what the matter was, and so 1 came back into the Secretariat by the north-west gate. P. sent for me, and by then we had learnt of the shootings.
A Trial in Burma: The Assassination of Aung San by Maung Maung B. L. (Rangoon), LL. D. (Utrecht) (auth.)