845C.00/2–1347: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in the United Kingdom

767. Following text 121 Feb 13 Rangoon to Dept:

New Times 13th reports Saw Tha Hto secretary All Burma Karen Congress cabled HMG through governor saying Karen Congress emphatically protests against London agreement because of “inadequate Karen quota” in proposed Constituent Assembly and “undefined” number Karen seats in interim legislature; also failure recognize claim for separate Karen state; also failure consult Karen opinion. Karen Congress decided for non-participation unless satisfactory modifications London agreement are made by March 3rd.