Query: Stolen Gold from Burma in World War II

Can anyone help with this question? In 1944, the Australian paper The Argus published a short note about the theft of a gold disc 25′ in diameter from a temple in Burma by the Japanese Occupation army (“Japanese Steal Huge Gold Disc From Temple in Burma”, The Argus, February 10, 1944, page 12). FOK (name withheld on request), a German journalist is looking for information about the name of the temple and the current whereabouts of the gold disc.

Shwedagon Pagoda
photo credit: col.hou

If you have any information about the matter, kindly contact FOK here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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