Former NLD chairman U Aung Shwe passes away

(File) Former Chairman of NLD partty U Aung Shwe. Photo: EPA

Former Chairman of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), U Aung Shwe, 99, passed away at Yangon's Victoria Hospital Sunday night, Xinhua reported on 14 August quoting local media.

He was a member of the Central Executive Committee when the 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.

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