|Burma Rifles Parade.|
Almost all ethnic troops serving loyally in the British army and irregular units of ethnic levies were absorbed into their own ethnic rifle battalions of new army.
And 200 officers and 5,200 other ranks from demobilized BNA were reorganized as new Burma rifle battalions.
From there Bogyoke and I went to Prime Minister U Nu’s residence. We had to wake the Prime Minister. We reported the situation to him and the Prime Minister told me not to worry. He advised us to report the situation to U Kyaw Nyein who was at that time the minister for home affairs.
When we arrived at U Kyaw Nyein’s residence, we found U Ba Swe and Bo Aung Gyi of the socialist party also waiting to hear from us. U Kyaw Nyein asked who was the brain behind Bo Ye Htut. I said that was U Thein Pe Myint of the communist party.
That day August 10, 1948, if I had decided to join Bo Ye Htut and Bo Ze Ya, the 3rd Burma Rifles could have easily taken over U Nu’s government.”
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