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Exild students said yesterday that a former Burmese health minister who
mistreated wounded protesters during the 1988 uprising died after a
hospital refused to admit him because he had no money.
The All Burma Students Democratic Front, based in Bangkok, said Htun
Wai, former minister of health, was struck by a hit-and-run driver on
August 11 in Rangoon.
Htun Wai was refused treatment because there were no family members to
guarantee medical bills would paid, and hospital staff did not recognise
The students did not cite a source or explain why the incident came to
light several months later.
They said Htun Wai shackled pro-democracy protesters to their beds in
1988 and refused to treat them. (AP)
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