On this day 12 of February of 64 years ago Panglong Agreement was signed and subsequently the Agreement had become a landmark in Burmese political history. Panglong Agreement was very famous among Burmese and its indigenous peoples due to its impact on independence struggle.
However, apart from its high ranking status in history, we have not been taught about the contents of the Agreement in school. Most people have not had access to its contents. Most politicians, students, scholars and general public have no ideas of what were written in Panglong Agreement. It is a pity on us because its contents had been hidden from public view. Why?
Now, it is show time. Please enjoy reading the original Panglong Agreement. The Agreement was drafted and written by ICS U Tin Htut, brother of Dr. Htin Aung who was a former rector of Rangoon University. Aung San and colleagues were assassinated on the 19 July 1947 before Burma attained independence. U Tin Htut was assassinated after Burma attained independence. After you have completed reading the contents of Panglong Agreement, I would like to advise you to sit on the fence and look at both sides so that you can have a bird's eye view and deliberate what was going on with it. Why the contents had been hidden? Why most people could not have access to it? Individual point of view may be different from each other. My point of view is that it was the instrument for show to both colonists and activists who at the time aimed to achieve and to meet their ends without seriously taking into account for future consequences.
The nature of the instrument was temporary and no longer in force any more, it had long been since in public domain and this is a fair use for the purpose of research and commentary. Therefore, it is believed that copyright has no place for this publication on my blog discussion. I have acknowledged the publisher, her majesty's stationery office, of the book which contains this information and its author, Huge Tinker. Thank you.