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    I'm furious about my squandered nation.

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    Ailing Myanmar prime minister dead at 59

    [...]

    The fourth-ranking member of the military junta, Soe Win was largely considered a figurehead, and his death was unlikely to cause a change in the regime's grip on power.

    His death was reported as the junta continued its crackdown on democracy advocates that followed weeks of protests in the tightly controlled country.

    He was nicknamed "the Butcher of Depayin" for his role in the 2003 attack on Suu Kyi and her followers in that northern town.

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