Than Shwe still in hospital

Thursday, January 04, 2007
Than Shwe still in hospital

Mizzima News (

January 4, 2007 – Burmese military junta supremo Senior General Than Shwe is still in a hospital in Singapore and is unable to return to Burma although his medical check-up was expected to take a day.

Than Shwe (73), was admitted to a special unit of the Singapore General Hospital late on Sunday.

However, an official source said his health condition “is quite normal”.

He may not be able to attend the state Independence Day dinner function slated for tonight.

The ailing military leader’s secret medical check-up has fuelled rumors of deferment of the quarterly military commanders meeting and early transfer of power to younger military leaders.

Than Shwe has been suffering chest pain possibly following a coronary vessel blockage a few months ago.

Members of the Burmese Embassy staff in Singapore were warned not to respond to media queries on the junta head’s trip to Singapore. Interestingly, quite a few staff members were promoted today.


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Lived in Singapore for 6 wonderful years and has been blogging since 2003, under various names but always on Singaporean issues.

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