Karen Goodwill Mission

Karen Goodwill Mission
   A four-man delegation, consisting of Karen (Kayin) lawyers Saw Ba U Gyi, Saw Tha Din, Sidney Loo Nee, and Saw Po Chit, who went to London in August 1946 to express to the British government their community's opposition to being included in an independent state dominated by Burmans (Bamars). Although they received a sympathetic hearing from Frontier Areas administrator H. N. C. Stevenson, the policy of Prime Minister Clement Attlee was integration of the Frontier Areas with Burma Proper, as reflected in the January 1947 Aung San-Attlee Agreement. Thus, the mission ended in December without achieving its purpose.
   See also Karen National Union.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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