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 Myanmar junta Senior General Than Shwe

Shwe is overseeing a large-scale ethnic cleansing of minority groups living in his country's border areas. Several hundred thousand people have been sent from their homes quite a few have been murdered and raped. More than 1,500 political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Sui Kyi, have been taken and are often subject to torture.



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No one can bear such torture and no one is willing to endure torture. KZM: U Win Tin, who do you consider responsible for the [1988] coup? Was it General Khin Nyunt, Senior General Than Shwe, or Senior General Saw Maung? Was General Khin Nyunt the right hand man of General Ne Win at that time?
Ironically, he also spent time with some members of the former regime who were imprisoned after Snr-Gen Than Shwe ordered a purge of U Khin Nyunt's powerful Military Intelligence (MI) units in 2004. Several high-ranking MI officers, including one who had been in charge of U Win Tin's case, were thrown ...

The State Law and Order Restoration Council and subsequent State Peace and Development Council were led by General Than Shwe (who seized power from General Saw Maung in 1992). Than Shwe's attempts to liberalise Myanmar's economy and re-brand the nation with a new, anti-colonial identity ...
In another case, [former president] Than Shwe's best friend wanted to confiscate 45 acres in Rangoon. He is a construction king and boss of Myanmar's legislature, notorious for showing that the military is still powerful. Even he was made to give the land back. He is appealing the decision, so we wait and ...
By Aung Zaw 26 March 2018. The Irrawaddy revisits this story from August 2012 in which former Red Flag communist Chit Hlaing recalls working alongside infamous figures from Myanmar's past including the brutal dictators Gen Ne Win and Snr-Gen Than Shwe. He died on March 24 at age 92. In his youth, when ...
During his final press conference as lower house speaker in January 2016, Thura Shwe Mann acknowledged that he had helped Daw Aung San Suu Kyi secure a private meeting with ex-dictator Than Shwe in December 2015. He also confirmed that he had recommended the NLD nominate U T Khun Myat ...

He was briefly jailed by the Than Shwe-led junta three times. He took part in the 1990 elections from Danuphyu constituency in the Irrawaddy Delta but the results were annulled by the then military regime. He was elected as a legislator from Pathein constituency in a 2012 by-election. He also was elected ...
Several cabinet members, including U Kyaw Tint Swe, minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, also served under the former repressive regimes, working with top brass including Senior General Than Shwe, General Khin Nyunt, General Maung Aye and General Shwe Mann. With the exception of U ...
In November, as Myanmar marked the Kathein festival, the country's richest tycoons, as well as politicians including President U Thein Sein and Union Parliament Speaker U Shwe Mann, paid their respects to ex-Snr-Gen Than Shwe. The former head of the regime is praised within the powerful military ...
The suspects arrested in this case, ANC Social Affairs In-charge Naing Soe, Maung Than Shwe, Shwe Tun Aung and Maung Oo Myint were produced before the Sittwe township court on February 26 in the afternoon and they were remanded up to March 12 under section 50(a)(i) of Anti-Terrorism Law.
Four people suspected of Sittwe bomb blasts were remanded at Sittwe Township court on February 26. Since the evening of February 25, the police have been interrogating former political prisoner Ko Naing Soe, former Lanthit ward administrator Shwe Tun Aung, Ko Than Shwe and Maung Oo Myint in ...
Bombing suspects Shwe Htet Aung (L, front), Than Shwe (R, front), Maung Oo Myint (L, back) and Naing Soe (R, back) are escorted out of court by a police officer in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar, 26 February 2018. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA-EFE. At least six people have been detained on suspicion of ...
He reportedly has close relations with the former dictator Than Shwe's family. It will also be interesting to see how the country's judiciary handles the case, given the contradictory testimony from police involved in the case. At the latest hearing on Wednesday, a second police lieutenant who was part of the ...
Ann Thar Gyi, also known as Than Shwe, is chairman of the civil society group Thingaha Kan Lett Rakhita, which is extensively involved in social work in Rakhine State. He appeared before a court in Mrauk-U Township, Rakhine State, for his 14th hearing on Wednesday, when he walked free after being ...
Sanchaung jewellery workshop owner U Than Shwe, who has worked as a goldsmith for 27 years. (Steve Tickner | Frontier). About 90 percent of the jewellery on sale in Myanmar is believed to be machine-made, says Turquoise Mountain, an NGO working in partnership with the Suu Foundation to promote ...
The detainees are Ko Naing Soe, Ko Than Shwe, Shwe Tun Aung, Kyaw Myint Shwe, Maung Myint Shwe, Maung Aye Win, Maung Oo Myint, Maung Thet Soe Paing and Maung Myint Kyi. Ko Naing Soe is a CEC member of Arakan National Council and an in-charge of Social Affairs Department.
Under the junta headed by Senior General Than Shwe, from 1992 to 2011, 15 notes were issued with new designs but only one featured the Bogyoke's image. “The name of the Bogyoke was obliterated in various ways [under military rule],” said Pyithu Hluttaw MP U Kyaw Aung Lwin (NLD, Sidoktaya, ...

NAYPYITAW — U Win Htein, who is on a vacation in Australia, remains a central executive committee member of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), said U Nyan Win, chairman of the NLD information team after the NLD CEC monthly meeting in Naypyitaw on Sunday. “U Win Htein remains a ...
Today he begins to resemble retired Generalissimo Than Shwe. To top all that off, the parliament has also approved General Aung San images to be printed on future Myanmar currency notes. Jet Ni is hoping they pick the World War II–era image of General Aung San in Japanese army garb, wielding a ...
According to the pagoda trustee's records, the stupa was changed to a golden robe (golden color) at a cost of K354 million after a visit to the pagoda in 2010 by then-chair of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) senior general Than Shwe. “Previously, whenever I went to offer food to monks, ...
If you insist on having him give us a briefing or be present, we will have to inform our leader (Than Shwe at the time). It was a real threat that they would walk out," said Mr Ong. "The other Asean leaders at that dinner were all quite united in not letting Myanmar walk away. At the same time, they were not ...
In the meantime, it stuck to its plan for a “discipline-flourishing democracy,” which Khin Nyunt designed in 2003, before he was purged the next year by junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe. This road map included a new constitution, which would, of course, maintain the military's preeminent position.
In December 2010, after a visit by former Snr-Gen Than Shwe, the pagoda was painted gold. Rumors spread during that time that the senior-general ordered it painted gold according to an astrologist's suggestion in order to bring prosperity. Locals, historians and visitors criticized the new gold paint, but no ...
Somewhat farfetchedly, some Facebook users negatively compared Sunday's wedding with the famously opulent 2006 marriage of the daughter of then military dictator Than Shwe. At that ceremony, Thandar Shwe was adorned with glittering jeweled clusters in her hair and strings of diamonds. U Win Htein ...
A report by anticorruption watchdog Global Witness found that companies owned by the Burmese military, rebel groups, and retired generals' families – including of former junta supremo Than Shwe – are present in the area, sharing in the profits from a market worth over US$30 billion, or nearly half of ...
One of his commanding officers, Mr. Hla Oo said, was a colonel named Than Shwe, who later became senior general and head of the ruling clique. In early 2009, Min Aung Hlaing was named chief of the Bureau of Special Operations-2, overseeing northeastern Myanmar. In July and August that year, his ...
NAYPYIDAW — Photos that went viral on Monday showing retired Snr-Gen Than Shwe meeting former senior military officers on Burma's Armed Forces Day are in fact not this year's photos, but are from 2016. The man with white hair and glasses in the photo—seated, second from left—is retired Gen Aung ...
The only known photo of a meeting between retired Gen Than Shwe, chief of Burma's military junta, and leaders of the Karen National Union—including its chairman Saw Mutu Say Poe—has been revealed on Facebook, after the two held a nearly three-hour talk in Naypyidaw in late November last year.
Among those whom Song held talks with were State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, leading members of the previous government and the former dictator, U Than Shwe. A photo of Song meeting former Senior ...
Myanmar's former military ruler sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's "future leader" and has pledged support for her in a secret meeting, the general's grandson said. Details of Friday's meeting between the two was revealed by General Than Shwe's grandson, who acted as intermediary.
The NMSP signed its first ceasefire agreement in 1995 under the military dictatorship of U Than Shwe. They then signed a second ceasefire in 2012 during the time of the U Thein Sein's government. But dealing with the NLD government and the two former governments was different, party leaders said.
One of his commanding officers, Mr. Hla Oo said, was a colonel named Than Shwe, who later became senior general and head of the ruling ...
The country's first flawed elections were held in 2010 when Than Shwe relinquished office. He, however, remains active behind the scene.
In 1988, he was replaced by General Saw Maung who was quickly replaced by General Than Shwe 1992. The junta ruled not just by decree ...
As the former Than Shwe-led military regime was believed to have contacts with Pyongyang, it is important for Washington to hear this ...
Than Shwe (1992-2011). "Now, all the Myanmar people think cronies are no good, and even the government doesn't want to work with them," ...
The US Treasury's blacklist included former dictator Snr-Gen Than Shwe, his military associates, military-owned businesses and cronies linked ...
“Like U Saw, Dr Ba Maw, Bogyoke Aung San, U Nu, U Than Shwe, U Thein Sein, he was an important figure. His important role in international ...
After the attacks, western nations tightened sanctions against the Than Shwe regime and neighboring governments openly condemned the ...
The country then was under the grip of general Than Shwe and the people were scared of talking to strangers. Moreover, Netaji was a close ...
... which includes multiple books, stunning political courage in the face of political oppression during the regime of Senior General Than Shwe, ...
Ko Ann Thar Gyi, (a.k.a Than Shwe), chairman of the Thingaha Kann Latt Rakhita group, was charged yesterday under Sections 17 (1) and (2) ...
... Yangon chief minister under the U Thein Sein administration and was known as a military hardliner under the Snr-Gen Than Shwe regime.
And lastly, General Than Shwe declared the identity of the citizens would be based on their anthropological commonality. There is a strong ...
... a reported close relationship with then-junta chief Senior General Than Shwe that is believed to have facilitated the growth of the Htoo Group.
Than Shwe replaces Saw Maung as head of the junta. July 23, 1997 - Myanmar joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. March 2006 ...
Than Shwe replaces Saw Maung as head of the junta. July 23, 1997 - Myanmar joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. March 2006 ...
He was a former interpreter for the retired dictator Senior General Than Shwe and ambassador to the Philippines. Then Kyaw Tint Swe, a key ...
Than Shwe replaces Saw Maung as head of the junta. July 23, 1997 - Myanmar joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. March 2006 ...
In 2006, then-dictator Senior General Than Shwe's daughter caused a stir at her wedding by wearing diamonds on her shoes – an egregious ...


 

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