Burma's Constitution

Burma's Constitution

by Maung Maung

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401182263
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/01/1961
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1961
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Story of the Constitution.- I. Annexation and British Rule.- 1. Death of a Dynasty.- 2. Pacification.- 3. Education and Ideas.- 4. YMBA enters Politics.- 5. The GCBA.- 6. Dyarchy.- 7. The’ saya San’ Rebellion.- 8. Separation from India.- 9. The Government of Burma Act.- 10. Young Heralds of a New Age.- 11. The ‘Year of Revolution’.- 12. The Coming of War.- II. War and Japanese Occupation.- 1. The Burma Independence Army.- 2. Military Administration.- 3. ‘Independence’.- 4. Resistance.- III. Liberation and Fulfilment.- 1. Return to Rangoon.- 2. Aung San and the AFPFL.- 3. The Rise of Hope.- 4. Drafting the Constitution.- 5. Fulfilment.- II. The Constitution at Work.- I. Form of State.- The Choice of Democracy.- II. Fundamental Rights.- 1. Citizenship.- 2. Equality and Freedom.- 3. Religious Freedom.- 4. Economic Rights.- 5. Constitutional Remedies.- III. Peasants and Workers.- 1. Land Nationalization.- 2. Workers.- IV. Directive Principles of State Policy.- 1. ‘Pyidawtha’.- 2. Economic Planning.- 3. Science and Culture.- V. The President.- 1. The First Citizen.- 2. Powers and Privileges.- VI. Parliament.- 1. The Popular Will.- 2. Law-making.- 3. Powers and Privileges.- VII. The Union Government.- 1. Political Parties.- 2. Legal Structure.- 3. The Attorney-General.- 4. The Auditor-General.- 5. The Services.- 6. The Defence Services.- VIII. The Union Judiciary.- 1. Independence of the Judiciary.- 2. Organization and Functions.- IX. The States.- 1. The Choice of Federation.- 2. The Shan State.- 3. The Kachin State.- 4. The Karen State.- 5. The Kayah State.- 6. The Chin Special Division.- X. Amendment of the Constitution.- 7. New States.- 8. Secession.- XI. International Relations.- 1. The Ideal.- 2. The Law.- 3. The Practice.- XII. General Provisions.- 1. The National Flag.- 2. Official Language.- 3. Foreign Capital.- 4. The Public Service Commission.- 5. Interpretation.- XIII. Transitory Provisions.- 1. State Succession.- 2. Provisional Matters.- XIV. End of an Era.- 1. The Break-Up of the AFPFL.- 2. General Ne Win’s Government.- Appendices.- I. Opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown on annexation of Burma.- II. The constitution of Burma under Japanese occupation.- III. The Panglong Agreement, 1947.- IV. Draft constitution approved by the AFPFL convention, May 1947.- V. Members of the constitution drafting committees, and staff, Constituent Assembly, June-September 1947.- VI. Prime Minister U Nu’s motion in the Constituent Assembly to adopt the constitution, September 24, 1947.- VII. The Constitution of the Union of Burma, with amendments.- VIII. The Constitution Amendment Act, 1951.- IX. The Constitution Amendment Act, 1961.- X. Boundary Treaty between Burma and China, October 1, 1960.- XI. Chronology of Events.

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