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Steven Culver

on 17 January 2013

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Than Shwe Early life Born on February 2, 1933 Born in Kyuakse Burma was considered a division of British India. Background Style of "leadership" Rise to power Comparison to China Family and Health Human Right Controversies -Toppling and arrest of Prime Minister Khin Nyunt in 2004 -Than Shwe has continued the suppression of the free press in Burma -Has overseen the detention of journalists who oppose his regime -His economic policies have been often criticized as ill-planned. -Supporter of Burma's participation in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) National building -Like china Than was against free speech - The use of propaganda -Than Shwe's wife, Kyaing Kyaing, who is an ethnic Pa-O -Five daughters, Three sons -Than Shwe is known to be a diabetic -Rumors of him having cancer -Than Shwe's leadership has been criticized for violence and human rights abuses - Amnesty International described human rights violations in Myanmar as "widespread and systematic". -Million Burmese have allegedly been shipped off to jungle gulags, or rural slave camps, and forced to perform manual labor in the last ten years. -His control has isolated the country from international observers -Like china Than used labor camps -Persistent rumors that thousands of monks and others were rounded up and summarily executed and their bodies dumped in the jungle. -Than Shwe rose through the military ranks -His soldiers destroy the countryside, sending people into hiding, refugee camps, or slavery - Rules over Myanmar Highly superstitious -Brigadier-general, and given the twin posts of Vice Chief of Army Staff and Deputy Minister of Defense -Major-general, and given a seat on the Burma Socialist Party's Central Executive Committee.
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