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Shan Leader in Thailand for Checkup

3 July 2012

Shan leader and former political prisoner Hkun Tun Oo was due to arrive in Thailand on Monday night, according to a report by the Shan Herald Agency for News. News of the visit spread widely among Facebook users, and a large contingent of supporters from among the local Shan community was expected to greet him on arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. During the trip,  Hkun Tun Oo will receive a full medical checkup and treatment for a variety of health problems. A friend in Bangkok said he would also try to meet Shan people living in Thailand.