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Sean Turnell

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Sean Turnell is Honorary Professor of Economics at Macquarie University. In 2009 he published an influential book on Myanmar’s financial system, Fiery Dragons, which made him an internationally recognised expert on the subject and one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s most trusted advisers. He was arrested in Myanmar in 2021 following a military coup and imprisoned for 650 days.

Sean lives in Sydney with his wife, Ha Vu, who campaigned tirelessly for his release.

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Bentley, WA

Sean Turnell at Curtin University

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Books by Sean Turnell

An Unlikely Prisoner

In his darkest hour hope became his closest companion.

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