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“Ne Win was once given a chance to run Burma and he made sense out of it. There is no doubt about it. He was not interested in being popular…So he was successful. And he is there to stay.”
– SM Lee Kuan Yew, The Man And His Ideas, 1997
“Once a hero of the independence movement, Ne Win died in disgrace, detested by many for turning prosperous Myanmar into a basket-case economy. The former dictator died while under house arrest.”
– Straits Times, Dec 7, 2002