October 9, 2008

Burmese Ambassador to Cambodia Dies

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo

Phnom Penh, Oct. 9 Kyodo - Myanmar [Burma]'s ambassador to Cambodia, Aung Naing, has died of a stroke, a Cambodian official said Thursday.

Srey Thammarong, adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told Kyodo News that Aung Naing died at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Aung Naing, 61, had served for many years in military health departments in Myanmar and used to be one of the personal doctors to military junta leader Than Shwe.

Before becoming ambassador to Cambodia in 2004, Aung Naing had been ambassador to Japan.

Originally published by Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0334 9 Oct 08.

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