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High-ranking Burma diplomat defects, seeks asylum in US

By Mon, Jul 04, 2011 2:20PM UTC 0 Comment

The Deputy Chief of the Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C. has defected and is now seeking political asylum in the United States, Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service broadcasted this morning. Deputy Chief of the Burmese Diplomatic Mission Kyaw Win, 59, told RFA that he made up his mind to depart the military-backed Burmese government as...