Thursday, March 13, 2008

Than's Health Indicators Shwe-ing Towards "Failing"

Burma's Ministry of Information has brushed aside rumors that Head of State Senior General Than Shwe's health is failing and that he is currently hospitalized.

The other side of the story?

A source close to the military establishment in Rangoon said, "I heard that his health has been deteriorating for about a week."

Similarly, rumors are spreading among the Burmese exile community that Than Shwe is suffering from colon cancer for which he is currently receiving treatment.

The rumor is spreading rapidly via blogs operated by Burmese bloggers both inside and outside the country.

Don't they mean Myanmar bloggers? Guess it'll always be Burma to them.

[Mizzima News]

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