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Burmese Independence Leader Dies in China

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the last surviving Burmese independence leaders has died in exile. Former Brigadier General Kyaw Zaw died Wednesday at a hospital in southern China, where he had lived since fleeing Burma in 1976. He was 93. Kyaw Zaw rose to prominence as one of the “30 Comrades” who led the fight for Burma’s independence […]

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Burma Defector a 31-Year Career Diplomat

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Kyaw Win, Burma’s number two diplomat, who defected to the United States on Monday, is a career diplomat who has worked for Burma’s Foreign Ministry for 31 years. During that time, he served in Madrid, Geneva, New Delhi, Brasilia and Washington. Kyaw Win has held the position of Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington since […]

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