YANGON, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- 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.