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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's purge of tycoon highlights tension within regime

Military chief may follow 'Xi Jinping's playbook' to eliminate rivals, expert says

Myanmar's ruler, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has arrested a number of associates of Shwe Mann, a rival and a former speaker of the lower house of parliament. (Source photo by Reuters)

YANGON/TAIPEI -- The arrest and detention of Khin Shwe, a longtime Myanmar tycoon, by the military regime last month hints at an irreconcilable split between Min Aung Hlaing's ruling faction and Shwe Mann, a former general who was once among the country's most powerful politicians.

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