Photograph of Lunch Hosted by President Sao Shwe Thaik in 1949
people President Sao Shwe Theik
In 1949, President Sao Shwe Thaik hosts a lunch at Government House in Rangoon. The civil war was then at its height, with the Burma Army battling to regain control of Insein, Twante, Bassein, Henzada, Toungoo, Prome, Mandalay and Maymyo and many other towns from the KNDO, PVOs, Communists, Mujahideen, and others. Peace talks with the KNU had just broken down the day before and in a few days time, WW2 hero Naw Seng with an irregular column would strike to within 100 miles of Rangoon before being driven back.