Aung Shwe

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Brigadier General Thayay Sithu[1]

Aung Shwe
Chairman of the National League for Democracy
In office
Preceded byTin Oo
Succeeded byAung San Suu Kyi
Commander of Southern Command
In office
Commander of Northern Command
In office
Member-elect of Pyithu Hluttaw (1990)
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
ConstituencyMayangon Township № 1
Personal details
Born(1918-05-19)19 May 1918
Rangoon, British Burma
Died13 August 2017(2017-08-13) (aged 99)
Political partyBurma Socialist Party (before 1962)
Patriotic Old Comrades' League (1988-?)
National League for Democracy (1988–2010)
Spouse(s)Tin Tin Shwe
Childrenthree sons and three daughters
ParentsPhoe Con (father)
Daw Thein (mother)
Military service
Allegiance Burma
Branch/serviceMyanmar Army
Years of service1945–1961
RankBrigadier General Tatmadaw.gif Brigadier General

Brigadier General Aung Shwe (Burmese: အောင်ရွှေ; 19 May 1918 – 13 August 2017) was a Burmese politician and a member of General Ne Win's Burma Rifles rising to Brigadier General. He was one of the founders and former Chairman of National League for Democracy who took in charge of the party when Aung San Suu Kyi and Tin Oo were under house arrest in the early 2000s.[2]

He served as Burmese ambassador to Australia, Egypt, France, Spain and New Zealand from 1961 to 1975.[3]

Shwe died on 13 August 2017 at Victoria Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar at the age of 99.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ဗိုလ်မှူးချုပ် သရေစည်သူ အောင်ရွှေ(၁၉၁၈-၂ဝ၁၇)". BBC Burmese. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Myanmar ruling party's former chairman U Aung Shwe dies". Xinhua News Agency. 2017-08-14.
  3. "NLD Secretary U Lwin Suffers Stroke, Chairman Aung Shwe also Ill". The Irrawaddy News. 2008-10-22.
  4. "NLD ပါတီ ဥက္ကဋ္ဌဟောင်း ဦးအောင်ရွှေ ကွယ်လွန်". BBC News (in Burmese). 2017-08-13.
  5. Mizzima News Former NLD chairman U Aung Shwe passes away