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Than Shwe family member to USA


By Thu Ye Kaung

Lt-Col Nay Soe Maung, retired army doctor and presently serves as a lecturer at the University of Public Health, Ministry of Health. He is son in law of Burma's most notorious dictator General Than Shwe and son of retired Major General Tin Sein.

All above credentials are more than enough for him to earn special privileges above others as now he is preparing to go to Harvard University. Accompanying him is Dr. Tin Min, Rector of same department and now they are preparing necessary documents to apply visa in US Embassy, Yangon. We wonder whether US Embassy and Government have no knowledge of their back ground or just ignore to please the junta and dictator of the most human rights abuser.

Lt-Col Nay Soe Maung is the father of notorious Nay Shwe Thway Aung (a) Pho La Pyae and husband of Kyi Kyi Shwe (a) Ma Aw. Now Kyi Kyi Shwe is the preferred mistress of Tay Za ( Htoo Trading and AirBagan ). Nay Soe Maung is also famous for his homosexual activity and he is openly declaring his status as gay. With all that good reputation, he will represent Burma and grab a chance to study in Harvard with help from the US Government.

Is the US Government already abandoning the Human Rights issue and collaborating with the dictator?

Original Source: Prosaic Collection in Burmese with photos

Continue Read---> Than Shwe family member to USA...

WHO helps Myanmar treat leprosy disease in N division

www.chinaview.cn 2009-02-22 21:23:57 Print

YANGON, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations is helping Myanmar cure nearly 600 leprosy patients in the country's northern Mandalay division annually, sources with the anti-leprosy authorities said on Sunday.

Mandalay division is a tropical region where infectious leprosy virus Myeo Bacterium can spread easily, medical experts were quoted by the weekly Voice as saying.

Myanmar has implemented anti-leprosy campaign for over half a century since 1952, introducing Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) in 1986 for treatment recommended by the WHO and paving way for the eradication of leprosy with integrated services expanding to more areas in the country.

Myanmar was once regarded as one of the countries where leprosy prevalence was high.

Due to decades' efforts in leprosy eradication, especially some measures taken by the government after the Third Meeting of Global Alliance for Elimination of Leprosy in 2003, the prevalent rate in Myanmar declined to 0.47 patient per 10,000 population at the end of 2006 from 0.6 per 10,000 population in 2003, according to official figures.

The figures also showed that over 260,000 cases were treated and cured between 1988 and 2005.

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