February 18, 2006
The wife of Burma's former prime minister, general Khin Nyunt, has applied for permission to have eye surgery in Singapore.
Khin Win Shwe requested permission to go to Singapore for treatment at the recommendation of her doctor, a source close to the former spy-chief said.
Military authorities are still considering the request but fear her trip may help former intelligence workers regroup and attack the government.
Khin Nyunt and his wife have been held under house arrest after a month's detention in Ye Kyi Aine special investigation camp since he was purged in October 2004.
19 Feb 2006
Mizzima News (www.mizzima.com)