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Sources: Ex-Burmese PM Khin Nyunt to Stand Trial


Reports from Burma say ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt is going on trial today -Tuesday on charges of bribery and corruption.

The trial will be held in the notorious Insein prison, where Khin Nyunt was transferred last week after spending more than eight months under house arrest. He was indicted on eight charges during a hearing at the prison last week.

Khin Nyunt took office in 2003 and initiated the so-called roadmap to democracy. He is thought to have favored having limited dialog with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

But he was purged last October by Burma's ruling military leaders, who also dismantled his powerful military intelligence unit.

Two of Khin Nyunt's sons, a businessman and an army officer, were prosecuted during a special tribunal held in Insein in May.

Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.

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