In reality, the multiethnic part of the AFPFL
was merely a short-lived coalition of ethnic groups thrown together at each election rather than a true multiethnic party.
Tras un viaje a la India, en septiembre de 1945, donde entro en contacto con las tesis mas radicales del movimiento comunista indio, Thakin Soe empezo a criticar el discurso de un desarrollo pacifico de la revolucion y a atacar la negociacion que la AFPFL
mantenia con los britanicos, en vista de una futura independencia de Birmania.
or San San Myint, 'Hpa Has Pa Lat Hkit Myanma Naingnganyei Thamaing 1948-1958' [Political History of Burma in the AFPFL
Era, 1948-1959] (MA diss.
Despite its rhetoric, the AFPFL
leadership remained open to British diplomacy.
Soon after independence, the leader of the leftist group, U Ko Ko Gyi, tried to build his power base by mobilising like-minded members of the AFPFL
into his group.
The Defunct NCUB's Draft Constitution Since 1992, the National Council of Union of Burma (NCUB), a Diaspora entity, composed of members of the National Democratic Front, Democratic Alliance of Burma, NLD (Liberated Area), and Members of Parliament Union, drafted the Future Constitution of the Federal Union of Burma and it clearly reveals that there were gigantic lacks of understanding on the federalism The NCUB draft constitution clearly omitted the essence of the Panglong Agreement, the Draft Constitution Approved by the AFPFL
National Convention, and the Federal Bill of 1961.
The negotiations between the AFPFL
, led by Aung San, who had emerged as the chief representative of Burmese nationalism, and the British over what form independence would take and how swiftly it would be achieved occupy the final third of the book.
For those of us who have lived through and under the successive Burmese administrations - the AFPFL
(U Nu government), the BSPP (Ne Win regime), the SLORC (Sen.
The wartime years, despite attempts by several AFPFL
leaders, including Aung San, to forge national unity, witnessed new divisions and rifts among the Burmans and some nationalities.
government invaded Karenni State on August 9, 1948 and captured the Karenni National Organization (KNO) headquarters in Myat Leh village and the Karenni leader U Bee Htu Re was assassinated by central government militia for his opposition to inclusion of the Karenni , since then the Karenni State has been occupied through force.
Nor did the Non Myanmar leaders ever thought that AFPFL
was a legitimate nationalities movement.
In the submission of the Union constitution to the AFPFL
at Jubilee Hall on May 1947, Bogyoke Aung San himself has said, "When we build our new Burma, shall we build it as a Union or a Unitary State?