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Myanmar: Famous Myanmar psychic ET is dying
One of Burma's richest and most influential diviners has passed away at the age of 58. The Swe Swe Swe Win Swe Swe Swe Win family membersstold native medium, known as ET, was killed on Sunday due to physical causes. Among her customers were reported to be former Burma chief Than Shwe and former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as well as minister and affluent economic executives.
She and her familiy recounted to the Frontier Myanmar press agency that ET, nicknamed after her likeness to the popular movie aliens, "died natural and peaceful while she slept" early Sunday mornings. During their careers ET was frequently frequented by the wealthy and mighty at their home in Yangon.
Among her customers was reported to be Than Shwe, the Myanmar general who made the surprising 2005 move of Myanmar's capitol from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw. A lot of people believe he ordered the revolution on the recommendation of sibyls. Later on, she established a charitable trust and supported the assassination of two UK backpacker tourists on the Thai Isle of Koh Tao on whose behalf the two condemned men of Burma died.
Beforehand the psychic had said that she would soon be dying of cardiac insufficiency, but she was not concerned because she would be "very pretty" in her next year.
Nevertheless, farming is the most important economic activity in Myanmar - two third of the working people work in it. Karen, Mon and various Tibetan-Burmese peoples, the most prominent being the Pyu (who came from East Tibet), were probably the first to live in what is now Myanmar.
During the eighth and eighth centuries, the Pyu constructed a village called Pyay, considered to be the largest in the state. You can still see the remains of Pyay. When Pyay went down, the capitol moved to Bagan. When he defeated the Mon, he took Mon back to his capitol and used her architectonic skills to further develop the cityscape.
Myanmar eventually became independent in 1886 and became a provincial capital of Britain. During the twentieth-century there grew resistance against the Karen and their supporters. After many years of oppositions, Myanmar was elected in 1936 and in 1937 Myanmar reached self-government within the Empire.
In 1943, after the Second World War, the Brits abandoned Myanmar, which had been declared by the Japanese as an autonomous country.