‘No hope’ for Aung Thaung’s full recovery, doctor says

The odds aren’t looking good for controversial USDP lawmaker Aung Thaung, who suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage on Wednesday and was flown to Singapore for treatment.
 
There is “no hope” that the 74-year-old will make a full recovery, the Myanmar Times reported today, citing a USDP doctor who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.
 
After being treated in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, he was flown to Singapore in the afternoon yesterday.
 
Aung Thaung is one of the few remaining cronies blacklisted by the United States. Closely associated with former junta leader Than Shwe, he was blacklisted by the US last year after being accused of obstructing major political reforms and playing an indirect role in bouts of anti-Muslim violence.

Photo / Aung Thaung giving a speech to party members on June 19, 2015 / USDP

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