Aung Thaung died on Thursday morning in Singapore, where he had been fighting for his life after suffering a severe stroke two weeks ago.
Senior Burmese government official Aung Thaung has been airlifted to Singapore for emergency medical treatment after suffering a severe stroke.
Burma’s lower house passed an emergency proposal denouncing the US for blacklisting Aung Thaung, a prominent member of Burma’s former military regime.
Shortly ahead of President Obama’s trip to Burma, the US Treasury Department has blacklisted a lower house member of parliament, Aung Thaung, who represents the ruling USDP for Taungtha Township.
Following several episodes of anti-Muslim violence, authorities must take a closer look at the level of organisation behind the recent attacks on the country’s Islamic community
A spokesperson from the Communist Party of Burma has hit back at allegations that they were behind last month’s anti-Muslim riots, after a leading politician identified them as “instigators”