U Than Shwe, Oct 2010. Wikipedia.org
By Aung Zaw
The Irrawaddy-Dec 3
Former strongman Senior General Than Shwe is officially retired, but he still exerts an influence. He reads, follows daily news and holds gatherings with his staff, military leaders and top government officials including State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
He also receives local and international businessmen including Chinese and Thais, who regularly pay their respects to him at his residence in Naypyitaw.
First published in: The Irrawaddy