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 Ne Win

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Ne Win

Birth
Bago Region, Myanmar
Death 5 Dec 2002 (aged 91)
Yangon Region, Myanmar
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered into Hlaing River.
Memorial ID 8068554 View Source
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Burmese Ruler. Ne Win was born "Shu Maung," which translates as "Apple of One's Eye." Win came to power in a bloodless coup in 1962 and stayed in power until 1988 amid massive pro-democracy rallies. His rule drove Burma from prosperity to poverty, and spawned one of the most reperessive regimes in Asia. Win was obsessed with numerology and once caused economic havoc by introducing banknotes in 45- and 90- kyat denominations because they were divisible by his lucky number - nine. Ne win was cremated just hours after his death, and his cremation ceremony was attended by his daughter, Sandar, and about 25 others. No senior members of the military he had groomed to succeed him are present, and his simple obituary does not make any mention of his rule or military titles.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mongoose
  • Added: 7 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8068554
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8068554/ne-win : accessed ), memorial page for Ne Win (24 May 1911–5 Dec 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8068554, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered into Hlaing River..