Ex-Myanmar president Sein Lwin dies at 81

YANGON: Former Myanmar president Sein Lwin, known as the “Butcher of Rangoon” for brutally suppressing a pro-democracy uprising in 1988, died on Friday, sources close to the family said yesterday. 

Sein Lwin, 81, died at Yangon General Hospital on Friday after his return from Singapore where had sought treatment for a stomach ailment. 

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