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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS-The Territorial Imperative

been charged with plotting to assassinate Ne Win and his Cabinet and overthrow the government. One of the accused was an official of the BSPP. This was followed by the dismissal of two Cabinet Ministers in September and another in October. The dismissed ministers were rounded up, along with several members of the Central Committee and the Secretariat of the BSPP, "to remove the threat of challenge to President Ne Win's authority". Addressing an Extraordinary Party Congress on November 14, 1977, San Yu charged that a group of Central Committee members had formed a clique which had placed its self-interest above that of the Party and the State.

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