Irrawaddy:Did Than Shwe’s Grandson Kidnap Model?

(left to right) Nay Chi Lin Let:Than Shwe’s favorite grandson,Nay Shwe Thway Aung ;Wut Mone Shwe Yee


The Rangoon rumor-mill is frequently active, but this might be the juiciest story for years—a soap opera-style plot involving Than Shwe’s grandson, a celebrity model, a jealous ex-boyfriend and a sordid kidnapping.
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Than Shwe’s Grandson in Drug Scandal

By Wai Moe                                                                                      Monday,June 23,2008

Nay Shwe Thway Aung, until now the favorite grandson of Burmese head of state Snr-Gen Than Shwe, is reportedly at the center of a drug scandal in Rangoon.A source close to the military elite told The Irrawaddy on Monday that two men close to Than Shwe’s grandson were arrested by police on suspicion of procuring ecstasy pills for him. 

“I heard the family found some ecstasy pills on Nay Shwe Thway Aung last month,” the source said. “Then Aung Zaw Ye Myint [the son of Lt-Gen Ye Myint, a high-ranking general] and Maung Waik [a well-known business crony] were arrested in connection with the drugs.”   While rumors of the scandal began circulating the former capital, there were no birthday celebrations for Than Shwe’s grandson on May 22, the day he turned 17.
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Junta Reshuffles Cabinet, Top Military Posts

By MIN LWIN                                                                           Friaday,20June,2008

Burma’s military regime has announced a reshuffle of two cabinet positions and the appointment of the navy’s commander in chief to a ministerial post.

Rangoon-based military sources said that the move was unusual, and could signal further changes.

State-run radio and television announced on Friday that the regime reshuffled Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe, Maj-Gen Saw Lwin, and Vice Admiral Soe Thein.

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Actress Nawaratt wanted related to Aung Zaw Ye Myint

Film actress Nawaratt, a close friend of Aung Zaw Ye Myint topped the wanted list of the police for her alleged involvement in the drug trafficking ring of Lt-Gen Ye Myint’s son. Photo:

Mizzima News

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Let-Gen Ye Myint is now in Singapore


” Despite all drug scandals are going on in Burma (MYANMAR ), father of main culprit Aung Zaw Ye Myint, Lt-Gen Ye Myint and wife Dr.Tin Lay Myint were in Singapore. They left country from 15th June,2008 by Silk Air and purpose of visit Unknown.Probably collecting all drugs related money from all sources.”
Report by ” Thu Ye Kaung “
from:Ko Htike’s Blog

Maung Waik, Burmese Tycoon, Arrested on Drug Charges

Maung Waik, one of the richest men in Burma and a powerful crony of the country’s ruling military regime, was arrested and detained in late May on charges of drug abuse and involvement in a trafficking ring run by the son of one of the junta’s leading generals, according to a former business partner.

Maung WeikThe arrest was part of a crackdown on associates of Aung Zaw Ye Myint, son of the chief of the Bureau of Special Operations No. 1, Lt- Gen Ye Myint.

Aung Zaw Ye Myint was arrested on May 29 for alleged drug trafficking. When police and military intelligence agents raided his office at Yetagun Tower in Rangoon’s Kyeemyindaing Township, they reportedly found illegal drugs and six guns in his possession.

Aung Zaw Ye Myint is widely known among wealthy Burmese and celebrities as a drug dealer, according to sources in Rangoon. At the time of his arrest, he was in the company of Nawarat, a well-known movie actress.

Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Tuesday, a police sergeant from the Kyeemyindaing Township Police Station confirmed that the anti-narcotics division of the police force carried out a raid on Yetagun Tower, but declined to provide further details.  Continue reading