Khin Nyunt’s Last Days as PM
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Khin Nyunt’s Last Days as PM

By The Irrawaddy Wednesday, October 20, 2004


A chronology of Prime Minister Gen Khin Nyunt’s last days in office.


Wednesday, October 13—Khin Nyunt meets with participants of the 12th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Acts Competitions in Rangoon.


Thursday, October 14—Khin Nyunt attends the opening ceremony of the 12th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition in Rangoon.

18:00   Meets Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Texchem Group of Companies and A S K Andaman Ltd (Myanmar) Dato’ Seri Fumihiko Konishi and party at Zeyathiri Beikman of Konmyinttha in Rangoon. 


Friday, October 15—Addresses the National Health Committee’s 41st meeting, held at the Dagon Hall, Rangoon.

17:00   Receives Joao Antonnio de Silveire de Lima Pimentel, newly accredited Portuguese Ambassador to Burma at Zeyathiri Beikman.


Saturday, October 16—Makes a speech at a ceremony to mark the World Food Day at the International Business Center in Rangoon.

Flies to Mandalay. Attends the opening of an exhibition on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Activities held at Mandalay City Hall.

Flies by helicopter to Sagaing Division.

Makes merit at the Soon U Ponnyashin Pagoda, Sagaing Hill, then attends a ceremony to donate cash for hoisting the Htidaw, Hngetmyat-nadaw and Seinbudaw atop the pagoda.

Flies by helicopter back to Mandalay where he visits the Traditional Medicine University, then the Medical Technology University.

Visits the Mandalay City Development Committee Hospital.

Visits retired actress May Shin.


Sunday, October 17—The New Light of Myanmar daily newspaper carried no coverage of Khin Nyunt’s Sunday activities. This does not necessarily mean he was detained on that day. Generally, when Khin Nyunt is traveling outside Rangoon, the dispatches do not make print until two or more days after the event.


Monday, October 18—There is no information about Khin Nyunt’s activities during the day. In the evening he returned to Rangoon.

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