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February 26, 2018

Helicopter crash survivor to run in election

Brigadier General Than Maung (retired) has said he will run in the 2015 general elections representing Shan-ni and Northern Ethnics Solidarity Party in No.2 constituency in Bamauk Township, Sagaing Region. The brigadier was on board a helicopter that crashed into Thanlwin river on 19 February 2001. He and other 12 officers survived the crash but the other 16 passengers, including Lt-Gen Tin Oo, Major General Thiha Thura Sit Maung, the Commander of South East Command, and Minister Brigadier General Lung Maung  died.


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