Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Daw Khin Kyi

Prime Minister U Nu, Daw Mya Yee and Daw Khin Kyi in England 1950

In May 1950, Prime Minister U Nu in England, accompanied by his wife Daw Mya Yee and General Aung San's widow Daw Khin Kyi. During his days in London, Oxford, and elsewhere, U Nu tried hard to paint as rosy a picture as possible of the situation in Burma. He said peace was likely 'within a year' and encouraged British aid and investment. An article in the Spectator magazine (link below) however painted a very different (and more realistic) picture....

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Richard Nixon's Visit to Myanmar in 1953

Richard Nixon, as Vice-President of the United States of America, visited Myanmar in 1953. The US papers at the time all reported on his confrontation with left-wing and anti-American demonstrators at Pegu. A very witty Burmese communist held a sign that reads:  “Pax Vobiscum 
  Scant regard for homo sapiens of the East 
 Begets doubts about your move for peace.  
Rest assured, however, of one important fact
  That we shan't fight like Kilkenny cats
  To ensure for ravenous...

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U Thant Meeting Daw Khin Kyi at Delhi Airport 1966

This is a picture of U Thant meeting Daw Khin Kyi at Delhi's Palam Airport in 1966. Daw Khin Kyi (widow of General Aung San) was then Burma's ambassador to India. U Thant was in Delhi to mediate a ceasefire agreement at the end of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.

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