Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Presidential adviser undergoes head surgery

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:48 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – A Burmese presidential political adviser, Ye Tint, 69, has undergone head surgery at Rangoon General Hospital (RGH) for a blood clot.

Sources said he slipped and fell in his home about one month ago.

21st Century Geopolitics, a book by
Presidential Adviser Ye Tint.
“After learning of his appointment as a presidential adviser, he returned to Burma from Australia,” said a source. “He visited Naypyitaw to attend a meeting along with his colleagues Nay Zin Latt and Ko Ko Hlaing. After the visit, he slipped on the staircase in his home and fell. Since then, he has not visited Naypyitaw,” a source said.

According to sources at RGH, police officers from the special branch came to the hospital and took his medical chart because Ye Tint had not informed them he was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

“They came and asked for the patient’s chart and case file, but we didn’t give it to them because we didn’t have the consent of the family members. But they took what they wanted forcefully,” said a nurse at RGH.

Ye Tint is the former chief editor of The Mirror and is known as a translator of novels and other books. He recently won a national literary prize in the translation category for Blood and Oil.

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