Myanmar ruling party's former chairman U Aung Shwe dies

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/8/14 10:23:41

Former Chairman of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe passed away at Yangon's Victoria Hospital Sunday night, local media reported Monday.

U Aung Shwe, 99, died of his old-age sickness at 9:36 p.m. local time (1506) after he was hospitalized, said the 7-Day News.

He was a member of the Central Executive Committee when NLD was first formed along with co-founders Aung San Suu Kyi, U Tin Oo and U Kyi Maung in late 1988.

He served as the party chairman since 1991 until 2010 when he was replaced by Aung San Suu Kyi.

President U Htin Kyaw, Vice President U Henry Van Thio and Speaker of the House of Representative (Lower House) U Win Myint visited him at the hospital.

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