Myanmar ruling party’s former chairman U Aung Shwe dies

U Aung Shwe served as the party chairman from 1991 to 2010 before he was replaced by Aung San Suu Kyi (Source: Reuters)  Top News

Former Chairman of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe, passed away at Yangon’s Victoria Hospital on Sunday night, the media reported on Monday. U Aung Shwe, 99, died of old. He was hospitalised on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

He was a member of the Central Executive Committee when NLD was first formed along with co-founders , U Tin Oo and U Kyi Maung in late 1988. He served as the party chairman from 1991 to 2010 before 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 U Win Myint visited him at the hospital.

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