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      ‘Powerless’ son says Aung San Suu Kyi’s life may be at risk due to serious health problems / TheGuardian · Friday, 8 September - 02:37

    Myanmar’s deposed leader has gum disease and struggles to eat but son says requests for help made by officers at notorious Insein prison have been denied

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s life may be at risk, because she has such serious gum disease she is struggling to eat after more than two years in jail, her son has warned, saying he feels powerless to help her.

    Myanmar’s ousted leader, now 78, has not been allowed see a doctor even though she was unable to walk at one point, is suffering from vomiting and dizziness and may have problems with her wisdom teeth, Kim Aris said.

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      Myanmar: Australian adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, Sean Turnell, 'being detained' / TheGuardian-Australia · Saturday, 6 February, 2021 - 05:12

    Economist from Macquarie University tells Reuters news agency ‘I am fine and strong and not guilty of anything’

    Sean Turnell, an Australian economic adviser to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, has told the news agency Reuters that he is being detained, days after the Burmese leader was arrested in a military coup .

    “I guess you will soon hear of it, but I am being detained,” he said. “Being charged with something, but not sure what. I am fine and strong, and not guilty of anything,” he said in a message, with a smile emoji. It was not subsequently possible to contact him.

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      Aung San Suu Kyi aide arrested as Myanmar military seeks to quash unrest / TheGuardian-Australia · Friday, 5 February, 2021 - 16:10

    Party stalwart Win Htein detained at daughter’s house in Yangon as students protest against coup

    A key aide of Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been arrested as the military seeks to quell unrest, days after seizing power in a coup.

    Win Htein, who was considered Aung San Suu Kyi’s right-hand man, was reportedly detained at midnight at his daughter’s house in Yangon. Over recent days he had criticised the coup, saying its leaders had “taken [the country] in the wrong direction”.

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