Tue 30 Sep 2008
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Veteran Burmese politician Thakhin Thein Pe, age 93, has reportedly been admitted to ‘Asia Royal’ hospital at about 9 p.m. on Monday as he was suffering from high blood pressure, family sources said.
A family member, Daw Htar Htar Aye, told Mizzima that Thakin Thein Pe has been suffering from hypertension and his blood pressure shot up to 170/100 mm Hg on Monday. He was admitted to ‘Asia Royal’ hospital on Baho Street in Sanchaung Township of Rangoon.
“He was almost paralyzed. He could not stand and was feeling numb below the waist. We checked his blood pressure and found it was high. So we decided to admit him to hospital,” she said.
However, a colleague, who visited him at the clinic on Tuesday, said that the veteran was out of danger and his pressure has normalised.
“His blood pressure now is 120/90 mm Hg. He is out of danger and now he can sit up,” he said.
The veteran politician Thakin Thein Pe is an influential person in the Burmese political circle and in early 2007, he handed two flags that represent the historical revolutionary mark of Burmese students to 88 Generation Students led by Min Ko Naing.
He was one of the leaders during the anti-colonial and anti-fascist struggles and a Central Committee member of the then ‘Dobamar Asiayone’ – ‘We Burmans Association’.
He is currently serving as an advisor for initiating a tripartite dialogue between the military regime, the opposition party ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) and ethnic forces.