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NLD leader Tin Oo to visit Singapore for eye surgery


New Delhi (Mizzima) – National League for Democracy vice-chairman Tin Oo is to have eye surgery in Singapore by the end of the month, an NLD leader says.

release-utinoo2s“He will spend four days in Singapore. His medical trip … has been arranged by Pan Hlaing International Hospital doctors who said they couldn’t perform the eye surgery … but has not been confirmed”, central committee member Phyu Phyu Thin said.

In accordance with the Rangoon doctors’ advice, the required travel documents for Tin Oo have been prepared. However, the vice-chairman of the main opposition National League for Democracy party, which has boycotted national elections on November 7, was concerned that the military junta would prevent him from re-entering Burma after the surgery.

Another NLD leader was also suffering from ill health. Win Tin was admitted to Asia Taw Win Hospital in Rangoon on Sunday because of an asthma attack brought on by bronchitis. His health had gradually improved, Phyu Phyu Thin said.

“He is still suffering the effects of the lung ailment and has a persistent cough so he has pain in his chest and abdomen,” Phyu Phyu Thin said. “He also has been unable eat well in previous days but his condition has improved a little.”

“Sometimes he seems tired so the doctors say he needs to stay up to three or four more days in hospital,” he said. 

Win Tin, 81, had a history of heart attack and received treatment in Asia Taw Win Hospital in August last year. 



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