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Oct 16, 2008 (DVB), U Ngwe Tun, an elected National League for Democracy representative for constituency 2 of Kyaukpadaung township in Mandalay, died on 11 October aged 79.
U Ngwe Tun died while being treated for a liver condition at Shwebo hospital in Rangoon.
During the 1988 uprising, U Ngwe Tun was the leader of the unified strike groups in Kyaukpadaung, and as a result was forced to resign from his position as township education officer.
Reporting by DVB