In the midst of optimism among the mainstream Burmese majority as well as the international cheerleaders of the ‘Myanmar Spring’, it is high time for our four leaders to snap out of the dark legacies of the past military rule.
Tagged: Than Shwe
DVB’s Nyo Mar Thet caught up USDP Vice President Htay OO, with the veteran politician expressing total confidence in his party’s ability to win November’s general election.
President’s advisor tells Thai media that former junta strongman ‘doesn’t want to be involved’ in Thein Sein’s pseudo-civilian government
Surprise meeting last week hints at lingering role of former junta chief in pseudo-civilian administration, despite alleged ‘retirement’
The passing of Kim Jong Il shows that tyrants will eventually fall. It is in Thein Sein’s interests to restore his country to democracy, rather than be ranked in the same category
Talk of reform by Burma’s president is nothing new. Instead Thein Sein is deploying tactics used so frequently by Than Shwe and Ne Win
Gopalapuram Parthasarathy was India’s ambassador to Burma from 1992 to 1995, the period when New Delhi’s policy towards Burma took a dramatic u-turn and it began developing close ties with[…]
Intelligence agents released in May prison amnesty blocked by the Burmese government from holding religious ceremonies
Major reshuffle of military and intelligence leaders puts Soe Shein, the security officer for Burma’s former junta chief, in top position
Can a country really claim is it transitioning to civilian rule when a peaceful activist is deported for writing a biography of Than Shwe?
Official says the junta chief and his sidekick, Maung Aye, have officially retired but will ‘give advice’ to the new leaders when necessary
Burma today swore in its new president, marking the official transfer of power from the ruling junta to a so-called civilian government. Few observers are surprised that Thein Sein, known[…]
Thein Sein officially takes Burma’s top post as the military clique that has ruled the country for more than two decades changes face
Leaked cable reveals India’s views on Aung San Suu Kyi and the junta number 1’s extraordinary travel ‘arrangements’ for his 2004 visit to the world’s largest democracy
Than Shwe leaves protesters ‘outraged’ as he prepares to visit the sight where the ‘father of the nation’ was cremated, and strengthen ties with the world’s largest democracy
There is a quirky side to the bland and sometimes ‘incapable’ Burmese dictator, Than Shwe, that has kept biographer Benedict Rogers always second-guessing
[album: https://www.dvb.no/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/Armed Forces Day/] Both government and opposition on 27 March separately marked the 65th annual Armed Forces Day (or Resistance Day), which commemorates the start of the Burmese army’s[…]
Nyo Ohn Myint Feb 8, 2008 (DVB), Naypyidaw, the jungle capital of Burma, has been very busy in past weeks with top advisers in greens and generals in charge of[…]