MP-elect Dr Maung Maung Latt dies at 59

Feb 24, 2009 (DVB), The elected representative of Thaketa township constituency 2 in Rangoon division, Dr Maung Maung Latt died on 22 February at the age of 59.

Dr Maung Maung Latt, also known as Dr Hlaing Ni, was suffering from a disease of the brain.

National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win said he would remember Dr Maung Maung Latt fondly.

"He always fulfilled his duties as an MP. He was with us in the camp when we were detained in 1998," Nyan Win said.

"He did his duties with a good heart. He served in the NLD clinic twice a week when he was well," he said.

"He always sent food to NLD youth. I remember him as a kind man."

Dr Maung Maung is the son of Bo Yan Aung, one of the Thirty Comrades, and Daw Hlaing Hlaing.

He is survived by his wife Mya Yin and four children.

He is to be buried at Yay Way cemetery in Rangoon at 10am on 24 February.

Reporting by Khin Hnin Htet

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