Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Explorations in Myanmar and global history

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British Burma (1826-1942)

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World War Two (1942-1945)

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Independence and Civil War (1945-1951)

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Today in History

15 October 1957

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Colombo Murder Mystery
Colombo Murder Mystery
Sao Boonwaat was a diplomat and a younger son of late Kengtung Saopha Sao Kawng Kiao Intaleng. In 1957 he was the Burmese ambassador to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), living in Colombo with his wife Sao Nang Lao Heung aka Shirley Boonwaat. On 15 October 1957 Shirley Boonwaat died. She was immediately cremated. And a few days later Sao Boonwaat left the country and never came back. For weeks Colombo was rocked with news of an alleged murder and cover-up....

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About this project

The aim of this website is to promote interest in Myanmar's amazing history.Our hope is to challenge the often two-dimensional and uncritical views of history taught in Myanmar by reexamining key periods in the country's past. We would like as well to reveal the rich multicultural nature of Myanmar's history and its deep and ongoing ties to global events and trends.Finally, this website will also delve into the history of neighbouring regions, such as Yunnan in China and the Northeast in India, in the hope of introducing these places to a Myanmar audience.We believe that meeting Myanmar's many challenges today will require fresh imaginative thinking. This is turn will only be possible with a clear and critical understanding of Myanmar and global history.

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