Leaked information suggests that many in Beijing’s politburo were betting on a Shwe Mann- Suu Kyi govt in Burma after the election.
Before flying to Beijing, the Burmese president addressed political party conduct in the election campaign period which kicks off next week.
Several aging servicemen attended, mostly ethnic Karen men who had fought shoulder-to-shoulder with British forces against the Japanese army from 1942- 45.
The ashes of soldiers from the Chinese Expeditionary Forces were transported from Burma and reburied in China’s Yunnan Province.
Hundreds walked the notorious Hellfire Pass on Friday to commemorate Australian soldiers conscripted to build Japan’s “Death Railway” from Bangkok to Rangoon during WWII.
Ye Htut, the last remaining member of Burma’s revered 30 Comrades who fought against British colonial rule, passed away peacefully in Rangoon on 27 November, aged 92.