Rare Original Manuscript By U Maung Maung, President Of Burma (myanmar)
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Rare Original Manuscript By U Maung Maung, President Of Burma (myanmar):
U Maung Maung, Burmese politician (born Jan. 11, 1925, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar died July 2, 1994, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar), was a Western-educated lawyer, judge, and government official before being named the civilian PRESIDENT OF BURMA on August 19, 1988. His attempts at reform was undermined, however, by his long time association with the 26 year dictatorial rule of Gen. Ne Win, and he was unable to prevent the September 18 military coup. Maung Maung fought with the Burmese nationalists during & after WWII. After Burma gained independence from Britain (1948), he studied law at the University of Rangoon, was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in London, & studied further at the University of Utrecht, Neth., & Yale University, where he later taught political science & Southeast Asian studies. In Burma, in the 1950's he practiced law, founded the Guardian Magazine (1954) & Guardian newspaper (1956) & served in Prime Minister U Nu's civilian administration. After a 1962 coup brought Gen. Ne Win to power, Maung Maung was named Supreme Court chief justice & appointed to the central committee of the Socialist Program Party. Ne Win unexpectedly resigned on July 23, 1988, but his successor, U Sein Lwin, was forced out by anti-government riots after about tow & a half weeks. As president, Maung Maung lifted martial law, released political prisoners, & declared a free press, but the riots continued until the military in after only one month.
This beautifully bound two-volume consists of 664 pages. It was hand typed.