File photo : Fortune teller, ET, on the wheel chair.
File photo : Fortune teller, ET, on the wheel chair.

Famous fortune-teller ‘ET’ dies at 58

ASEAN+ September 10, 2017 14:18

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A famous Myanmar fortune-teller known as “ET”, whose clients included former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has died at the age of 58.



The cause of her death is not clear.

She was born Swe Swe Win and was given the nickname ET because of her resemblance to the character in the American film “ET the Extra-Terrestrial”.

Because she was physically disabled, blind and had a speech impediment, her sister, Thi Thi Win, translated her predictions.

Her famous clients also included General Than Shwe, the former Myanmar strongman politician who was the head of state of Burma from 1992 to 2011 as chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.

She reportedly earned about Bt30,000 per session, which lasted about 15 minutes.