We heard that the Prime Minister of Burma, U Saw, was under arrest for having contact with the Japanese
after the beginning of the war with Japan; he was in Britain at the time. He hoped by league with the
Japanese to get independence for Burma, but he was foolish to trust the Japs. I did not condemn him
entirely. I felt his attitude was influenced by the behaviour of a large class of English people in Burma.
There was much snobbery there, especially in Rangoon among the trading class of English people there.
There were clubs in Rangoon barred to Burmese people, which I felt to be quite wrong. This attitude was
not as a rule found among the civil servants, who wished to help and co-operate with the people. The civil
service was open to Myanmar as well as English.