Several aging servicemen attended, mostly ethnic Karen men who had fought shoulder-to-shoulder with British forces against the Japanese army from 1942- 45.
A member of the Burmese embassy delegation at Tuesday’s hearing says he heard nothing in court that would implicate suspects Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin as murderers.
A request by defence lawyers that the hearing be postponed for a month due to a lack of preparation time is denied. Prosecutors argue that witnesses may try to flee.
The British Chamber of Commerce launched on Tuesday in Rangoon, paving the way for UK businesses to promote investments in Burma.
Lobby group Burma Campaign UK has accused former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of playing a secretive “advisory role” to Burmese President Thein Sein