What has happened to Burma’s “first families” these days?

What has happened to Burma's "first families" these days? - The Irrawaddy, October 7, 2005
...Has Snr-Gen Than Shwe gained or lost weight? Health can be an important political or economic indicator. Is he smiling or frowning--and at whom? With whom is he standing? Are they new members of an inner circle? Or are they soon to join the ranks of dispossessed cronies currently in prison? Who is standing closest to the esteemed general? Perhaps the next prime minister? Such questions by readers lead to the wildest rumors--almost always misleading and patently unreliable, but nonetheless influential...
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