Myanmar leader to visit Indian grave of last king

Myanmar leader to visit Indian grave of last king – AFP, December 21, 2012
…Thant Myint-U said Thein Sein’s visit was symbolically significant.
“It’s wise of the president to bring attention to a somewhat neglected, but incredibly important chapter of Myanmar’s history,” he told AFP.
“The king was the very centre of the old state. It was the overthrow of a thousand-year-old monarchy but also the complete destruction of the old system of governance and aristocracy.”
After the king’s death, some of the family eventually returned to Myanmar while others remained in India — one of Thibaw’s grand-daughters ended up living in a slum…

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