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Title: The Emperor Looks to The Future
Date of publication: June 2010
Description/subject: How will Snr-Gen Than Shwe safeguard himself and his family after the election?... "In an interview with a US television journalist on April 14, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong predicted that Burma’s ruling generals will not easily give up power, saying it is an “existential thing” for the few key people who make the decisions..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 6
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010


Title: Than Shwe's Grandson Steals the Show
Date of publication: December 2009
Description/subject: For many visitors to November’s Auto Show in Rangoon, the real attraction wasn’t the flashy cars but Nay Shwe Thway Aung, the 18-year-old playboy grandson of the junta’s No 1, Snr-Gen Than Shwe.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 9
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 February 2010


Title: Mächtiger Chef der Junta gegen Mönche
Date of publication: 27 September 2007
Description/subject: Er hat sie alle unter sich: die Streitkräfte, die Regierung. Er weiß, wie man herrscht, foltert, unterdrückt. In psychologischer Kriegsführung ist er in jungen Jahren profund ausgebildet worden, als es Ende der 1950er-Jahre darum ging, gegen die Minderheit der Karen zu kämpfen; Aufstieg Than Shwes seit 1988; Politik Than Shwes; politics of Than Shwe since 1988
Language: German, Deutsch
Source/publisher: Der Standard
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2008


Title: Than Shwe—Man in the Iron Mask
Date of publication: February 2005
Description/subject: Burma’s paramount leader may be an unknown figure to most, but he has shown his leadership mettle... "The Burmese hardly know their paramount leader, Snr-Gen Than Shwe. His former close friends knew him as an honest and simple soldier. But even if he lacks charisma and possesses few rounded leadership skills today, he has an iron grip on power..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 August 2005


Title: Than Shwe: Burma’s Strongman?
Date of publication: January 2003
Description/subject: "The unrivalled leader of the country shows no signs of yielding power... When Burma was rocked by nationwide street demonstrations in 1988, a high-ranking army officer feared the mob might suddenly turn their anger against his family. To protect them, says a close friend of the officer, he locked his family inside their home because "they were scared to death". The head of that household is Sr-Gen Than Shwe, now the leader of Burma’s military government. Today, the streets in Rangoon are safer than in 1988 and his family no longer worries for their security. But Than Shwe is not about to let down his guard. "He is still scared," jokes a former army officer living in Rangoon. "Scared to give up power." His paranoia does not augur well for the people of Burma..."
Author/creator: Aung Zaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003