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Aung San

S. R. Ashton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1221 words.

Aung San (1915–1947), politician in Burma, was born on 13 February 1915 at Natmauk, a small town in the Magwe district of central Burma, the youngest of nine children of U Pha, lawyer, and...

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Ba Maw

R. H. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 902 words.

Ba Maw (1893–1977), chief minister of Burma and wartime head of the Burmese administration, was born on 8 February 1893 at Maubin in the Irrawaddy Delta, Lower Burma, then a province of...

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Hussein Onn, Tun

Cheah Boon Kheng.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1027 words.

Hussein Onn, Tun (1922–1990), prime minister of Malaysia, was born in Johor Bahru, Johor (then under British protection), on 12 February 1922, the eldest son of Dato Onn bin Jaafar...

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Nazimuddin, Khwaja

Ian Talbot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Politics; Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1029 words.

Nazimuddin, Khwaja (1894–1964), chief minister of Bengal and governor-general and prime minister of Pakistan, was born on 19 July 1894 in Dacca, Bengal, the son of Khwaja Nazimuddin,...

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Ne Win

R. H. Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 970 words.

Ne Win (1911–2002), military ruler of Burma, was born Shu Maung on 14 May 1911 in Paungdale, central Burma, the son of Po Kha, a revenue surveyor, and his wife, Mi Le. His father's home was...

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Onn bin Jaafar, Dato Sir

A. J. Stockwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1168 words.

Onn bin Jaafar, Dato Sir (1895–1962), administrator and politician in Malaya, was born in Johor Bahru, the son of Dato Jaafar bin Haji Muhammad and his Circassian wife. His father and...

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Sukuna, Josefa Lalabalavu Vaanialialia

I. C. Campbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; Australasian and Pacific History. 1253 words.

Sukuna, Josefa Lalabalavu Vaanialialia (1888–1958), chief of Lau and civil servant in Fiji, was born on 22 April 1888 in the village of Nanukuloa, Fiji, the eldest son of Ratu Jone...

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Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Sir

Nicholas J. White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Asian Politics; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1083 words.

Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Sir (1883–1960), businessman and politician in Malaya, was born at 111 Heeren Street, Malacca, then part of the British crown colony of the Straits Settlements, on 5...

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