Win Tin sends recorded message to 1990 election celebration

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Win Tin, hospitalized on Thursday, sent a recorded message to the 1990 election victory anniversary celebration on Friday at party headquarters.

Senior NLD leader Win Tin Photo: MizzimaSenior NLD leader Win Tin Photo: Mizzima

The NLD co-founder was admitted to Asia Tawwin Hospital on Thursday to undergo tests on his liver and lungs. X-ray and blood test have been done and the results will be known soon.

Party General-Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi attended the election victory day celebration which included a welcome home party for political prisoners who were recently released when the government issued a 1-year commutation of all sentences.

A friend said Win Tin took a fall on Thursday evening at his home and doctors who examined him recommended he be hospitalized for a medical checkup.

After the senior NLD leader returned from visiting Aungban in southern Shan State last week by passenger bus to attend writer Dagon Tarya’s birthday party, he appeared to be tired, according to a close friend. Win Tin has a heart condition, has had problems with his lungs, and has undergone surgery for a hernia. A friend said he was in pain when he entered the hospital.

His physician, Dr. Myo Nyunt, was his prison mate in Insein Prison, where Win Tin served a 19-year sentence.

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