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'Exhausted' Thein Sein Resting: Officials

18 May 2012

Burma’s President Thein Sein was resting at his home in Rangoon after military doctors paid a house call but gave no details about what was ailing the 67-year-old leader. Officials said he could be suffering from exhaustion due to a heavy workload. Thein Sein has a heart condition. He traveled to Singapore earlier this year for a new pacemaker. Thein Sein has spearheaded a wave of reforms since taking office in March 2011. He has won international praise for overseeing Burma’s transition from military rule to fledgling democracy.—AP