Coup In Ranks Of Myanmar's Ruling Party Highlights Concern Over Suu Kyi

August 13, 2015 1:23 PM

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Thein Sein (left), general secretary of the Myanmar ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), in Yangon, Myanmar, last month and Shwe Mann (right), the speaker of the lower house of the Myanmar parliament, in Bangkok Thailand. Thein Sein is said to be behind Shwe Mann's sudden ouster.

Security forces in Myanmar have surrounded the headquarters of the ruling USDP and ousted its chief in the culmination of an intra-party feud less than three months before a general election.

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