Sandawin


Sandawin
   (1953- )
   Favorite daughter of Ne Win, whose failure to pass an English-language examination in order to study at a medical school in Britain was said to have led to a reinstatement of English in Burmese school curricula. After the power seizure by the State Law and Order Restoration Council, she was rumored to have formed close ties with SLORC Secretary-1 Khin Nyunt. However, even if it existed, a "Sanda Win-Khin Nyunt axis" exercised little influence over post-1988 politics. Widely criticized for building her own personal business empire, she was placed under house arrest following discovery of a coup d'état attempt (March 2002) involving her husband and sons.
   See also Education, Higher.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.