As a local operation for the government campaign of disarming the Karens the armed Burmese forcefully gathered the village elders and ordered them to hand over all their arms. Despite the anarchic conditions spreading all over Burma where Communists were in a full blown civil war with ruling Socialists while large gangs of dacoits freely roaming the lawless countryside the Karen elders reluctantly surrendered their weapons kept for the sole purpose of village self-defense.
|U Nu (1907-1995).|
|Saw Ba Oo Gyi (1905-1950).|
Specifically, two prominent Karen political organizations, the KYO and the KNU, were divided over the degree of political, economic, and cultural autonomy that would be enjoyed by the Karen state, as well as their territorial boundaries.
|Twante Canal at south-west of Rangoon.|
|Twante Town on the Canal.|
|General Ne Win (1911-2002).|
|Insein location on Rangoon map.|
|Aungsan-Thuria Bo Taik Chun.|
|Bo Kyaw Zaw (retired) in China.|
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