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Title: Video of Ex-Spy Chief Baffles Burma Watchers
Date of publication: 27 November 2010
Description/subject: "A video circulating on the Internet of a meeting between Burma's former spymaster Khin Nyunt and the country's current police chief has political observers wondering about its source and significance. The 16-minute video, which has no audio and first appeared on the social networking website Facebook on Friday night, shows Khin Nyunt in discussion with a group of police officers led by police chief Khin Yi at two separate locations. Aung San Suu Kyi, Than Shwe and Khin Nyunt in a rare meeting in 1994. The 70-year-old Khin Nyunt was Burma's feared military intelligence chief and first prime minister of the ruling regime until he was placed under house arrest in October 2004 after being ousted in a power struggle with junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe..."
Author/creator: Ba Kaung
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html,
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2012


Title: Is Burma's former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt to be freed soon?
Date of publication: 26 January 2009
Description/subject: New Delhi (Mizzima) – Rumours that Burma's military junta will soon free its detained officers above the rank of Colonel to involve them in the ensuing election, is making the rounds in military circles in Burma, a source in the military establishment said. The source said the junta is planning to release former Military Intelligence (MI) officers of ranks above Colonel, who were arrested, charged and detained along with the MI chief and former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt. "Some family members of former MI officials are expecting their release," the source told Mizzima. The source added that the release is likely to include the former MI chief Khin Nyunt, who is currently under house arrest.
Author/creator: Salai Pi Pi
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mizzima
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://khin-nyunt-news.newslib.com/
http://khin-nyunt-news.newslib.com/story/2250-2195717/
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2010


Title: The downfall of Gen Khin Nyunt
Date of publication: 31 October 2004
Description/subject: Burma's Senior General Than Shwe had plenty of good reasons to remove Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, but in doing so he may have hastened the collapse of his regime, Though not unexpected, the Oct 18 removal of 65-year-old Burmese Prime Minister Khin Nyunt may exacerbate the infighting within Burma's ruling elite, with undesirable consequences for its neighbours. Thailand, for its part, must be more cautious, but sincere, in its offer to help Burma attain a national reconciliation and solve its longstanding political problems. Prior to the arrest of General Khin Nyunt, many Burma watchers had been predicting for weeks an impending showdown between him and the hardliners within the governing State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Burma's state-controlled radio and television announced his removal in a terse, brief statement the next day, saying that General Khin Nyunt was "permitted to retire for health reasons." Only a few people believe that this was the real reason, as this phrase has often been used in the past after the forced ouster of ministers and senior officers. Commented one Burmese exile: "If this is the reason for dismissal, then whoever appointed him should have been dismissed six years ago for the same reason."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bangkok Post
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.rebound88.net/sp/junta/skhinnyunt-oust19.html
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2010


Title: "Romeo and Juliet" Love Dooms Son
Date of publication: April 1998
Description/subject: Burma's strong man and intelligence chief, has publicly announced that he has disowned his son. Lt Gen. Khin Nyunt and his wife Dr Daw Kin Win Shwe placed an advertisement in state-run New Light of Myanmar announcing that their son "Dr Ye Naing Win was disowned by the parents for his inexcusable deed".
Author/creator: Yurdle
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 6. No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003