Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps

Sir Eric Mastig

Union Day: Anniversary of the 1947 Panglong Agreement

"Union Day” that falls on 12 February marks the anniversary of the "Panglong Agreement" of 1947. There is considerable mythology surrounding the Panglong Agreement and it's important to remember what it was and what it was not. The Panglong Agreement itself was primarily an agreement on transitional arrangements in the lead up to Burmese independence after WW2. Of its nine paragraphs, four deal exclusively with the new position of "Counsellor to the Governor to deal with Frontier Areas" and the...

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